Nodachi Sword – For Honor – Man At Arms: Reforged (feat. Mark Dacascos)

Nodachi Sword – For Honor – Man At Arms: Reforged (feat. Mark Dacascos)


[Music] this is man-at-arms reforged perhaps no blade has been more revered throughout history than the katana and today we’re making the epic no dachi sword a katana style blade that is used by the Kenzi in for honor which will be available on February 14 in for honor players can step into a visceral battlefield and fight as some of history’s greatest warriors the Vikings the Knights and the samurai any katana style soared over 30 inches was an odyssey which made for a fearsome weapon the new dachi that we are making is based on the real swords of the Japanese samurai in Japanese samurai translates as those who serve this meant a samurai dedicated his life to mastering the art of combat in order to defend their master legend has it that they took this so seriously that a samurai could neither be born nor die without a sword nearby now that is commitment even though this blade is can be made out of traditional Japanese 2ha magani steel and that’s a pretty big deal we’ve shown you that several times and we usually skip over the fittings pretty quickly because we’ve seen a lot of requests to show more work on the fittings and the fit and finish we’re going to jump right into the hand beveling of the blade and then move on to the highly detailed fittings [Music] we need some thick masses of copper for some of these fittings will be melting down some copper pipe it will go in the crucible come up over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit be poured directly into an ingot mold and then we’ll begin forging the ingot to get the sheet we’ll be making the tsuba from now the blade is forged it’s time to start the stock removal portion of this build I’m just gonna follow the guidelines that Ilias forged into this blade already take out a few of the little bumps here and there and then I’ll hand it off to him he’ll get it clayed and he treated because this material is so precious and we are going to be quenching it into water I want to make sure my edge thickness stays nice and thick just to play on the safe side so you’ll notice I’m taking my time to make sure I don’t remove too much material after annealing Rick and I begin to drive this and get down on itself we’ll need to anneal it several times as it begins to flatten out it will give us a better consistency of material that we can cut and form the tsuba from [Music] it is a tradition in Japanese swords to prefer differential heat treating that is usually achieved by masking off the back of the blade with clay and leaving the edge uncovered if you notice there are small lines of clay extending from the back laid to the edge those are called Asha lines the purpose of Asha lines is to introduce smaller regions of softer material extending from the back to the edge that prevents shipping that might occur during combat [Music] so we’ve continued to reduce this ingot down and we have a fair amount of material it’s much more than what we need so we’re going to keep working this down we’re going to get it down just above a quarter inch and then solve Pierce and cut out the entire piece for the tsuba I’m still mostly doing roughing work and I’m also doing some grinding so I’m not going to worry about hammer marks too much now the clay is nice and dry on the surface of the blade it’s time to heat treat since this is really precious material we are taking a risk going in the water but we really want to show you this as you remove the blade from the quench you can see it’s gained a lot of curve it went in straight came out just right using the template that Ilya gave her Barnes now going to lay the design onto our copper disc and then use a saw and pierce it out now the shape is cut out arm is going to go around the entire edge with a file making a nice clean bevel the middle of the handle the sukkah has a copper ornament the game designers executed that in a very Victorian style so consequently I’m going to use a set of chisels for us to liner to outline the design I’m going to use a planishing chisel to push the design back the pitch which fills the ornament is going to push the design up and at that stage I will rotate two more finer set of chisels to do all the detail work [Music] [Music] so now we have the copper Suba finished the outside edges are all done the surfaces are just about where they’re going to be before we patina what we’ve got to do now is we’ve got to fit it to the blade we already have a steel Suba that’s fitted to that blade to make sure that we could get this shape right so what we’ll be doing now is we’re going to overlay this I’m gonna scratch in the ink the shape of that hole drill the hole Sall pierce all the way around till it fits and then we’ll do all hand file fit to the blade [Music] what I have to do now is to produce a hormonal when engraving on the blade so here I have a rough outline with my hormone is the reason why I did that I want to constantly see how close I am to the hard edge that way don’t damage neither my tools nor the sword here is the rough sketch I’m going to generally follow the plum blossom motif that you see in the game for the Brants embellishments on the tsuba i’m going to be punching these brass sections out on this pepe tools punching system what we’ll do is we’re going to punch them all see they’re fairly small they’re about a half-inch rather than drilling through and putting rivets which was a consideration these are going to be soldered directly onto the piece so I’m going to punch out 20 of these there’s 10 on each side I’ll clean them up a little bit put a little solder on them go all get set directly in place where they’re going to go and then we’ll come in with a torch bring the whole piece up to temperature when the solder sets down we’ll see everything kind of fall into place bring it off let it cool it’ll be permanent [Music] according to the samurai code of conduct or Bushido the way of the samurai is found in death this is what helped give them their warrior spirit a samurai would rather die than fail and be dishonored and we’re prepared to do so in every battle without a fear of death a samurai could reach a state of mind known as mushi or selflessness they would become one with their blade and give themselves completely to their training becoming ruthless killers capable of the swiftest combat out of all the fittings that the craftsman makes the hibachi is the only part of the fittings that permanently stays with the blade while the rest the to wear the Fujita kasra the Sioux community can be all switched around for different occasions the Bakke is crucial as it is a structural piece rather than a decorative one and is formed specifically to that blade the way it is done you stretch out a piece of copper create two offsets on one side and then one offset in the back it is very similar to the way in the West people make axes at this point you form it around the tang and then file it which is what I’m going to do now all I have to do is rough filing and rough shaping remaining all the hammer marks and setting up my general form now that he has a surfaces prepared the way he wants for a finish Illya can go in and lay in the engraving on the hibachi there are several ways to create a two-piece or 2-tone hibachi in this case what we’re doing is working directly with the copper and laying 24 karat gold over the back section on the hibachi you’ve seen that Ilia is already engraved this section we put some tape over it both to protect it and to keep it away from the plating solution gold plating solution as 24 karat gold directly in it it’ll allow the electricity to flow through positive our negative here which is attached directly to the hibachi we’re going to be laying the solution down you’ll see that it here pretty quickly we’ll put on two or three coats over the entire piece and then we’ll be able to peel this back and see it’s u-turned finish for the cosh row which will also be the pommel for this sword the entire piece will be raised from a sheet of copper it will first be dished from this side then it will be raised over a stake I’ll be working around the concentric rings to keep it round we’ll trim it then Illya is going to take that piece it’s going to get cut carved and fitted over the existing handle as you can see now we’ve gotten quite a bit of height we’ve gotten much smaller about the size we’re going to be when we’re finished these sides are almost going to be straight on this before we take this piece to be oval but it’ll be only about that big so I’ll keep driving it in and hammering it until that surface is brought all the way in Carey’s done raising and planishing the cost row the pommel for the sword and I’m prepared to engrave it the cutter on the sword is characteristic of early tachi carthoris with a cutout right here I’m going to engrave the piece first and then cut it out because it’s easier for me to hold it with my holding stick right here if I cut it out first the piece will start moving and responding way too much to the blows of even this tiny hammer [Music] it’s time to move to the mill and carve out the recess and then we’ll file it all to shave later [Music] using a small hand hammer on the end of the horn of our anvil billiad goes in upsets the end drives it back and rolls it over creating a bead once this is in place he’ll be able to place a plug in the end of the copper to support it and take a chisel over the edges to create the roping using hand chisels and a mallet Lily is going to very carefully carve out the recess for our tank this is the beginning of the sukkah now that both sides of the handle are recessed it’s time to clamp them together and glue them up once they’re glued we moved right to the sander and start forming it to shape first thing you want to do is get your length and width then you’re going to knock the corners and round everything over Jen now uses a razor to cut this Rhea skin usually you would see us use a sharp pair of shears or large scissors for something like this but in this case this material will destroy the surfaces and edges so we need to use something disposable now that second coat of glue is applied we’ll let it dry then we’ll come back and put it together [Music] the fishy or the fitting that is closest to the guard on this sword keeps the handle tight and allows to be under compression from the Cooney pin that holds the entire sword together I was able to make it quickly from a piece of copper pipe once it’s to form iliyan outputs in the serious work the last stage in polishing the Japanese sword is to burnish the back and the shinobi G the purpose of burnishing is to close off the natural porosity in the grain of the steel that produces a rich dark mirror finish even though this handles in two pieces it’s going to be the largest handle that John’s wrapped per length he’s got to make sure he has just the right amount of cord he’ll take his time keep everything tight and lay it all in place at the very end it’ll be tied into the kashira [Music] it was said that the ancient Japanese sword smiths put everything they had into making the perfect weapon including their very soul of course there’s really only one way to test the blade [Music] what until next time stay sharp [Music] thanks to for honor for sponsoring this episode you can real the no dachi and fight for the Ken’s a in the game available February 14th if you want to see the construction of the night’s peacekeeper armor featured in this episode’s demolition site click the Box on Miller [Music]

100 thoughts on “Nodachi Sword – For Honor – Man At Arms: Reforged (feat. Mark Dacascos)

  1. Let a real samurai sword maker that has been doing this for decades do this If his sword and this one were to clash this sword would break. Those guys are geniuses at sword making.

  2. A samurai sword is folded and not made of a piece of steel. A samurai sword is spiritual and should have a soul that becomes one with the fighter! Each Samurai sword is unique and is dedicated by Shinto priests and others. It is not easy to make a sword of this calf, different types of castings different grades of steel and hardness are created layer by layer and improved again and again. So the 100-200 layers arise. Such a sword is like a giant steel spring and as sharp as the sharpest chef's knife!

  3. Жалкая породия, линия хамон неявная, все прекрасное что могло быть в этом мече вы убили…

  4. Very beautiful and wonderful but the sword of Damascus is better and stronger and stronger and close to impossible to break

  5. falso, la técnica de forjado tradicional japones provee de una muy superior resistencia del materia que el forjado toledano y americano. así que es una imitación, decir que el forjado americano es superior en este casi es mentira.

  6. The funny thing is that the nodachi is closer to a polearm in combat than a two-handed sword because of the long grip yet they so effortlessly used it like a sword and not only that but one of them held it one-handed.

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