It wasn’t too long ago that I blogged about Cloud Strife of the Final Fantasy world and his huge Buster Sword. I happened to know that an animated movie had been made about the series, called Final Fantasy VII: Advents Children. But what I was not aware of, was that “improvements” that had been made to Clouds Buster for this installment. I was rather speechless at what I found. Here, for your viewing pleasure is the new and improved Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII: Advents Children…

Clouds Combined Sword

Clouds Combined Sword

Now this sword is a doozy. This buster is significantly larger than the original already ginormous Buster, at 44in long, 7in wide and 1.5in thick. But not only is is larger than the original buster, in every dimension, but is actually 4 swords in one! This sword (or combination thereof) is a good 15 lbs of Cloud Busting steel! Talk about overkill!

Combined Sword - Exploded View

Combined Sword - Exploded View

Now I’m sure that with the kind of strength that the main characters of the final fantasy universe possess, swords like these would still be practical to wield in battle, however it does beg the question: Under what circumstances would having 4 regular sized swords be better than having one devastatingly large one, especially if you have only two arms to wield them with? Things that make you go “Hmmm…”

Combined Sword - Hilt View

Combined Sword - Hilt View

Regardless, the idea behind this weapon and the way it was put together is very original, and looking at the various individual swords and the amazing fit and finish, at least based on the graphics provided, is dynamic weapon art at its best. You can even see the attention to detail in the design and implementation of the built in guards on the two folding swords. A very unique and interesting piece. I totally want one…

Cloud Strifes Buster Sword – [TrueSwords]