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  • I've been a blacksmith armor

  • for over 30 years. I've created weapons for over two hundred feature films

  • This is Man at Arms.

  • This is a real popular, iconic weapon but very difficult to make it work because

  • in the movies, they're actually CGI. It's done by computer after the fact.

  • I've made Wolverine claws as props before out of aluminum.

  • But making them out of tempered steel, these things real are gonna be real.

  • First I started making a cardboard template of

  • the size of the claws I wanted that fit well on my hand

  • and then i transfer that cardboard to a

  • a piece 18-gauge steel which we cut out on the beverly sheer.

  • And use that as a template to

  • trace out the other pieces on the quarter inch thick 5160 steel.

  • Those pieces were cut on the bandsaw.

  • After that, I take the pieces to the belt grinder to refine the edges.

  • After that I take it to the induction forge to forge the bevels on the blade.

  • I think when I mount these into the handle

  • that I may need to tweak it a little bit

  • adjust where they angle out of the hand.

  • And also adjust the length of each blade. I made an ergonomic aluminum grip. We cut it out of a three quarter by one inch

  • by five inch piece of aluminum.

  • And then milled the three slots using the vertical milling machine.

  • quarter-inch for

  • Then I took that blanket aluminum to the belt grinder with a

  • 36 grit belt and ground away all the curvature of

  • so it fit in the hand comfortably.

  • There was a quarter-inch fall drilled all the way through the whole piece

  • lengthways that will be riveted when everything is put together.

  • The claws are all

  • ground shape and fit tothe handle and now we put it into the

  • oven for hardening.

  • I take the pieces out of my heat treating oven at 1550 degrees

  • and quench it in oil to harden the steel.

  • Tempered them in the oven at six hundred degrees

  • and then took them over to the belt grinder

  • and refined all the cutting edges.

  • The final portion of this assembly will be running an aluminum

  • rivet through the ergonomic handle that holds all the pieces together.

  • The steel claws were attached to the aluminum grip. It's all riveted together

  • and now Wolverine's claws are complete.

  • There are some serious deadly weapons. I mean they're razor-sharp twelve inch long on the one side and

  • four inches on the back edge. It wouldn't be something

  • that people take around to conventions.

  • Thanks for watching Man at Arms.

  • Be sure to subscribe and tell me in the comments what weapon you'd like to see next.

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