You know what's awesome? Katanas--the swords carried by samurai. You know what else is awesome? Lightsabers from Star Wars.
And what is the awesomest? A combination lightsaber and katana!
The awesomesmiths bladesmiths at Man at Arms: Reforged made this dream weapon. The task was not easy. For example, they had to make a controversial design decision:
One of the most difficult decisions for us on this build was to decide if we're going to go Jedi or Sith with the lightsaber. For those who know us, it's a pretty logical decision to go with the Sith.
They chose wisely.
This video shows how the Man at Arms team built this extraordinary weapon. I'm especially pleased that they were careful to follow traditional Sith Imperial and Japanese techniques.