Three very experienced Japanese swordsmiths have worked together to create a full-sized replica of the Kakaru Kumo Naki longsword from the acclaimed Monster Hunter Rise. The hunters longsword is 3.1-metre and weighs 150kg and is being showcased in a special Monster Hunter-themed exhibition titled ‘Monster HunterxSakai: A Close Look At Ancient Techniques’ in Sakai, Japan, which runs until the 4th September. The city is renowned for its past producing Samurai swords which were made by specially licensed swordsmiths. The city mayor, Hideki Nagafuji, said the idea for the exhibition was brought to Capcom, and that the total cost for the project was around nine million yen ($65,012).
Jun Mizuno, a fifth-generation swordsmith from the Meiji Era-established Mizuno Tanrenjo, made the two-metre blade using ultra-low carbon steel. The hilt was carved from a single block of zelkova wood by Akihiko Maeda from a wood carving studio, and he also painstakingly carved the longsword’s scabbard. Finally, master painter Masakazu Yamaguchi watched 100 hours of Monster Hunter videos to see the virtual sword in motion. He painted the replica with photochromatic pigment to simulate how the blade’s colour changes depending on how much light it reflects. The project took three years with planning, designing, and making the replica longsword.TheGamer
“The artists have done a good job in reproducing the sword that appears in the game.”Capcom director and producer for the Monster Hunter series, Ryozo Tsuijimoto
When can orders be placed, i need 3 of these. I better be specific and say “im joking’ otherwise someone might analyze my post and think im beinhg serious.
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Pass, I’m waiting for a fully functional Charge Blade.
You know that weapon isn’t specifically from MH Rise, right? 3 years of design and build time puts it two years before Rise came out when the build started…
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