Cloud’s horribly impractical sword has been created in the real world

Tuesday, 21st May 2013 05:11 GMT By Phil Owen

In Final Fantasy VII, Cloud carries around like a really big sword. It’s as big as he is really, and I’ve often wondered how he could even hold the thing. Now, the guy who made a real-life version of the Minecraft diamond sword built this Buster sword, and it is completely ridiculous. Video inside.

The four-minute video above shows how Tony Swatton constructed this thing, but the pay off comes at the end, when some dude slices things up with it. I liked that part in particular because the guy doesn’t really swing the sword as much as he lets it fall on the objects he’s trying to cut, proving once and for all the impracticality of carrying on of these things.

thanks, Kotaku



  1. xino

    even though I’ve seen lots of replica swords of the Buster sword, watching this video is quite nice. Very pointless to go through all trouble making this, for what purpose?

    #1 2 years ago

    What a spectacular waste of time.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Ireland Michael

    @1 For fun? What other reason does there need to be? Though I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s making plenty of money too…

    @2 So exactly like most video games, then?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Mr Sparkle

    Isn’t 90% of what humans do a waste of time? Yet we still do it…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @4 Pretty much. That shouldn’t stop it from being fun though.

    #5 2 years ago

    I just think that if you’re going to do something recreational, then that’s one thing, and it could easily be argued that most things that we do are unproductive, and therefore, a waste of time.

    However, a weapon has a specific purpose.

    To harm or kill other people.

    So making an impractical weapon, like this, which serves absolutely no purpose, whatsoever, is like making a car with square wheels, because you saw it in a cartoon one day.

    It’s stupid.

    That doesn’t mean that nobody would have ‘fun’ doing it. Hey, people have ‘fun’ being sexist and racist to random people on XBL.

    But being ‘fun’ doesn’t mean that it isn’t stupid or a waste of time.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Stoopid_Snot

    was already done

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Ireland Michael

    @6 1) It’s an ongoing show. He obviously makes money from this.

    2) He obviously enjoys what he’s doing.

    3) Ornamental swords are a huge a profitable business.

    4) Fun is subjective. I think Call of Duty is the most tedious, dull, boring thing in existence, but if you enjoy it, who the hell cares? It’s what *you* enjoy doing. It’s no more or less a waste of time than me playing Flower.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Sadismek

    @6 It’s for collection purposes. Some like stamps, some get excited about old, impractical cars, and you can argue that all are useless.

    It’s just for fun. I can see your point, but I can also see why people enjoy swords, 17th century muskets or rusty coins.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. pandulce1

    Completely impractical, but it sure brought a smile to my face. Specially since the sword weights more than the guy wielding it. :) Very nice work.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Digital Bamboo

    Cool project. In the right hands, this thing could definitely do some serious damage. They just needed a stronger guy swinging it.

    #11 2 years ago

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