Swordsmith forges iconic blades from Assassin's Creed IV

Master swordsmith Tony Swatton has a knack for building fictional weapons, and for his latest YouTube video Swatton has set his sights on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed IV.

In the course of the nearly nine-minute-long video, Swatton walks viewers through the process of creating a pirate's cutlass as well as the Assassin's Creed series' trademark assassin's blade. The former is a relatively simple forging process, but the mechanisms involved in the largely-fictional hidden wrist blade weapon require more meticulous effort. Impressively, the end result looks even more sinister in our reality than it does when plunging into the necks of your virtual foes.

While watching this video, please keep in mind that Swatton is an expert. Unless you, too, are a master swordsmith, please don't try this at home.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.