An incredibly talented fan has created Cloud’s Buster Sword in real-life from Final Fantasy 7 and the result is epic.
Whether you are a fan of Final Fantasy or not, if you’re reading this article then the chances are that you are at least somewhat familiar with Cloud’s oversized sword (no jokes please).
The Buster Sword is truly iconic
Ever since the original Final Fantasy 7 released on PlayStation in 1997, Cloud has been the marketing focal point, wielding the iconic Buster Sword.
I’m sure I am not alone in thinking this, but I’ve often thought how on earth does Cloud manage to carry that sword around on his back, let alone use it effectively in combat?
In a story picked up by Game Rant, it seems that a fan has answered that very question, because a real-life sword has been made, and it’s simply amazing. Cloud’s Buster Sword is supposed to be around 5ft to 6ft in length, and about 1ft wide.
Epicness on a whole new level
Even when creating with light materials, this is not going to be a convenient item to carry around. However, a Reddit user by the name of SirFranku has created what can only be described as a cosplayer’s dream.
SirFranku’s Buster Sword is created with the utmost accuracy with scratches that represent wear and tear from combat. Not only that, but it also includes a riveted handle with five bolts on each side, but also two materia slots.
Now that’s talent and dedication
In the Reddit post, SirFranku revealed that the concept of creating the sword materialised around three to four years ago. SirFrankku added that if the sword was to be created again from scratch, it would probably take 40 to 60 hours to build.
SirFranku also explained that the sword can be taken apart to fit into a briefcase but would take around 45 minutes to put back together. However, if I created this amazing Buster Sword, I would wear it on my back every minute of the day.
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Featured Image Credit: SirFranku (via Reddit)