Real Steel: VIDEO! Tetsu No Bo

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TetsuboRemember the tetsubo?

Remember asking for some video of stuff getting cut and smashed? Good! Check this video out:

What else do you want to see? We can do videos on the subjects of previous written Real Steel articles, or we can do something completely new. Tell us what you want to see! If we like the idea and it’s practical, we may just give it a try.

What video is next? I’m thinking something “edgy.” As always, feel free to axe questions… have I offered you a Danish?

    16 Comments

  1. Very nice, sir. :3

    Alex Putnam

    October 12, 2011

  2. Oh Yeah!

    A nice big watermelon would have really sealed the deal.

    Re-read the original article, you can really see that controlling it is a problem, 11 pounds may be just too much for the average samurai, but after showcasing it on one peasant, the mob may want to disperse :-)

    Darkjoy

    October 12, 2011

  3. @Alex Putnam – Thank you!

    @Darkjoy – Watermelon indeed! Couldn’t find a single piece of large fruit I was willing to sacrifice, though… When we do an edged weapon any fruit will do because we can still eat it when we’re done. This thing was gonna make it disappear!

    Todd the Bladesmith

    October 12, 2011

  4. Neat! Thanks for the video!

    Dmitri

    October 12, 2011

  5. I think you did a Danish axe, though I’d have to check the archives to be sure.

    Do you have any interest in doing any armor pieces, or is this column strictly weaponry?

    Jeff Dougan

    October 12, 2011

  6. @Dmitri – Thanks, and you’re welcome!

    @Jeff Dougan – Yep, there’s one on the Danish axe:

    http://www.koboldquarterly.com/k/front-page7360.php

    You saw my corny joke…

    :)

    I have an interest in doing armor, but it’s way outside my current skill set, and alas, I have no time to learn it. I may be able to do something on buckler or targe, but it’s on the back burner.

    Todd the Bladesmith

    October 12, 2011

  7. Changed the format to embed the video. Part of me wants to see a Take 2 using green goop in that milk jug….

    Though you can also add me to the crew that wants to see a pumpkin vs Danish episode.

    Kobold Quarterly

    October 12, 2011

  8. @Kobold Quarterly – Thanks, Scott. Green goo, what a great idea – I’ll get it set up and you can come over and get slimed.

    I’m thinking pumpkin myself – I know exactly where there’s one just sitting around, waiting for Halloween to pass…

    Todd the Bladesmith

    October 12, 2011

  9. Next time you smash a brick, show us the remains of it (if any are left).

    Doomedpaladin

    October 12, 2011

  10. Needs more Jackman!

    metaDM

    October 12, 2011

  11. @metaDM – Me and the kobolds had the name first!

    And… Jackman don’t have s**t on me!

    :)

    Todd the Bladesmith

    October 12, 2011

  12. @Todd the Bladesmith – If you ever make it that far, I’d love to see an “Ares helmet.” (Yes, I know it has a name, and I can’t remember it right now.)

    Otherwise, I’d really appreciate a column that explains the different kinds of steel you’ve mentioned at various points.

    Jeff Dougan

    October 13, 2011

  13. @Jeff Dougan – Wolfgang asked for something on edge geometry, and steel types would dovetail well with that – I’ll write it up together.

    Todd the Bladesmith

    October 13, 2011

  14. Another request, after hearing the Grasshopper (my 6-year-old) talking this morning: warhammer or mace?

    Jeff Dougan

    October 16, 2011

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