These Guys Made a Real-Life Version of Thanos’ Giant Double-Sided Sword
Coolest DIY project ever?
In Avengers: Infinity War (and Endgame) Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet to eliminate half the living beings in the universe with a snap of his fingers. Of course, that’s impossible, and the Gauntlet doesn’t exist.
But that wasn’t his only weapon. Thanos (a heavily CGI’d Josh Brolin) also carried a cool, double-bladed sword. That’s a much more realistic instrument of death, so naturally, the Hacksmith—who has made a series of videos about recreating comic book weapons—made his own. Check out the video below.
To re-create this massive sword, the Hacksmith crew started by using a statue for reference, creating a digital file then fed to a plasma cutter. They actually scaled it down from a Thanos-sized 8’4” to a human-wieldable 6’4″. Smaller parts are laser cut, and after all the parts are weighed (both sides have to have the same weight to preserve balance), they’re welded together.
There followed a good deal more welding and cleaning and in no time, something that 100 percent looks like the real deal.
That’s some impressive work, no doubt. But we’ll really be impressed if they get together a decent working version of the Infinity Gauntlet. As long as it comes with a “No Snapping” rule.