With its release earlier this week, Fallout 4 may not want to set the world on fire, but this guy sure does, creating a full scale replica of the infamous “Shishkebab”. If owning the Pip-Boy edition of Fallout 4 is not enough for you, how about a flaming sword of death and destruction?
Fallout 4, the highly anticipated Role Playing Game, fans have been clambering more and more for related merchandise and gadgets. The Pip-Boy edition, which contains a replica Pip-Boy in which you can plug your smartphone in order to organize your inventory is completely sold out, and the price for said version starts from 1000$ on E-Bay.
But what if you want to get even more immersed? Aptly named Caleb Kraft from Maker answered this question by building his very own “Shishkebab”. True, replicas of game weapons have been made time and time again, especially on the Youtube channel Man-At-Arms, and even custom weapons built by fans such as an electric Taser machete.
What about the flaming sword of fire and carnage? Along with artist Platinumfungi, Caleb has made the functional replica of the sword, and it looks pretty amazing to say the least. Especially when you turn the heat up.
True, the design might not be exactly identical to the one in the game, mainly because we don’t live in a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland, but it sure does the job. Caleb used a propane barbeque grill attached to a gas of butane, to create the flames, while the sword is made out of two katanas and a motorcycle brake handle.
Caleb even confronted the ones who say that the replica doesn’t look like the one in the game, but the reason for that is the game model with its piping doesn’t really make any sense in the real world. The project took around 5 hard working days and the full process can be watched on Youtube.
Of course, it is highly advised you do not try this at home. This is not a toy by any stretch of the imagination. Well, of course a sword that can spit fire and still chop up something easily is not a toy.
It’s safe to say that the Bethesda released Fallout 4 may not want to set the world on fire, but this guy sure does and he does so in spades. And with his creation, Caleb Kraft sparked the idea that if it’s in a game, that doesn’t mean you can’t build it in real life.