- David Harbour teased fans about Hopper’s ‘Stranger Things’ fate on ‘SNL’ 5 Years Ago
- Kacey Musgraves accused of cultural appropriation–and botching it Today 9:19 AM
- Rihanna defends Vogue writer who received backlash for ‘winging’ interview Today 8:36 AM
- Here are the best PC games to add to your list Today 8:20 AM
- How to stream ‘Power’ season 6, episode 8 Today 6:00 AM
- How to stream Steelers vs. Chargers on Sunday Night Football Saturday 7:20 PM
- Popular TikTok teens accused of pretending to be gay for clout Saturday 6:38 PM
- Scott Walker’s ‘$26 haircut’ dig at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backfires Saturday 4:46 PM
- Halle synagogue shooter allegedly posted manifesto on anime message board Saturday 4:06 PM
- How to stream Cowboys vs. Jets in NFL Week 6 Saturday 3:25 PM
- How to stream Rams vs. 49ers in NFL Week 6 action Saturday 3:05 PM
- Kamala Harris’ ‘lover’ says Jacob Wohl hired him off Craigslist Saturday 2:03 PM
- Korean hair salon dragged for turning straight hair into Afro-textured hair Saturday 1:00 PM
- How to stream Chiefs vs. Texans in NFL Week 6 Saturday 12:00 PM
- How to stream Seahawks vs. Browns in Week 6 NFL action Saturday 12:00 PM
Master armorers made a real-life replica of The Legend of Zelda’s famous shield
Metal and amber make for an awesome replica.
The construction process involves machines used to make armor in the 17th century, alongside plasma cutters used to make the decorative overlays for the shield, and jewelry machines for shaping and buffing the shield adornments made from amber.
The metalsmiths also decided to make a matching and equally iconic Master Sword, just for good measure. The sword doesn’t get much of a pain test, but the Hylian Shield can take a little punishment.
The craftspeople at Baltimore Knife and Sword Co. have produced a collection of different fictional weapons for the Man at Arms YouTube series, including the Sword of Omens from Thundercats, a Dragonborn helmet from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Sting from Lord of the Rings, and a Klingon Bat’leth from Star Trek.
Screengrab via AWE Me/YouTube
Dennis Scimeca was the Daily Dot's gaming reporter until 2016. He loves first-person shooters, role-playing games, and massively multiplayer online games. His work has appeared in Salon, NPR, Ars Technica, Kotaku, Polygon, Gamasutra, GamesBeat, Paste, and Mic.