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Making a Sword

Burnie Vlog: Making a Sword

The first step of Ellie's "Skill Tree" is weapons, but before she can move onto smithing she learns how to cast a bronze sword. Burnie...supervises. 


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  • eggbagel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thara

    3 weeks ago

    That glowing crucible. WOW!

  • eltoroguaco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dope artist

    3 weeks ago

    I think Burnie's favourite word is "Mush" 

    • JessIsAMess FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 weeks ago

      and I've started saying it now too...

  • Kuu_Boy808 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    You two should go and visit Matt Carriker at DemolitionRanch for firearm training !

  • IAmTaco

    4 weeks ago

    Ellie immediatly makes everything 100x better.

  • unsponsoredgeek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 weeks ago

    I'll just leave this here:  

  • Bubbles37 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Gotta say, wasn't expecting to enjoy this vlog from the title for whatever reason, but I haven't even finished it yet and I love it. Great work guys

  • LeonidasXIX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Just what I needed!

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    1 month ago

    These just get better and better at every turn.

  • rooneyrunes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I know the keep calm shirts are kind of done to death, but goddamn do I love that "Keep Calm and Cast a Sword" shirt.

  • KyNoth FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Cool Beans, this was awesome!

  • nmarquis9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul... pfft Ellie is such a nerd

  • Triarch

    1 month ago

    I hope they hammer hardened the edge of that sword or the bronze could flatten rather than cut through the target. 

    • TDshooter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 weeks ago

      if they wanted a good sword it would be forged not cast pretty sure they just wanted a sword fast

    • Triarch

      2 weeks ago

      There are plenty of good cast swords, they just are not as hard as iron or steel. Not hammering the edge of a bronze sword would be like forging a sword and not doing the final sharpening.

  • Spekular FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Spekular

    1 month ago

    Song at 9:30/10:10 is Bustre - Everything's Different, if anyone's wondering and can't be bothered to shazam/soundhound/whatever. Props to whoever chose that (Chelsea I suppose?).

  • cheezeblade FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    So ellie is now officially an Achievement hunter.

  • kiraraneko FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ms. obsessed

    1 month ago

    yessss burnie delivers!

  • PureMatty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    can this be its own series

  • HarryHenryTe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    good to see john malcovic staying busy

  • TheFettONE FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Certified Donkey Brained

    1 month ago

    Ellie. New internet crush.

  • Publius10

    1 month ago

    content unrelated, but the background music is occasionally too loud - hard to hear the people over it.

  • at_ob FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold AHsocks>FHsocks

    1 month ago

    ellie has become the star of a bizzare reality series  burnie :)

  • Hammerhead2412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    does anyone else think that Burnie has turned into Barney from How I Met Your Mother in the sense that he does all these amazing things and I still don't know what he does!

    • MaxxStaron FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SuperFunBounceHaus

      1 month ago

      No thats Joel. No one knows what he does.

  • godfatherrules FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    They have a looong way to go to catch up to AH in the arms race but how badass is Ellie? I'd let her kill zombies for me.

  • spectralRiff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Went straight for the khopesh? Love it.

    • zyonchaos

      4 weeks ago

      Yeah, may as well, keeping it simple is for losers lol
      She did a good job though, looks great and just the right size for her!

  • thirsten55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Yes.  Always more Ellie!   So awesome. 

  • DMC23 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    So now that Ellie has a sword is she an honorary member of Achievement Hunter?

  • luckymina FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold luckymina

    1 month ago

    burnie needing to make swords while on the same premises as Achievement Hunter, i think they have RT well stocked at this point for weapons. 

  • Hergrim FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    If you want to make the sword even better, hammer the cutting edge to work harden it. The edge will become much more durable (assuming 90/10 bronze) and cut way better.

  • Delivery_McGee FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Surely by this point AH has enough bladed weapons to arm the entire company. Also lol handing out the safety glasses -- Burnie had to get a pair because his everyday glasses don't have lenses.

  • MarkNuttFISH FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Making a sword is like, top tier on my bucket list. Blacksmithing is such a cool profession

    • Glowingfear FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I encourage you to do it, small scale metal work like blacksmithing and casting are dying skills

  • RonhanTheTacoMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ronin

    1 month ago

    Ellie is easily turning into one of my favourite people at rooster teeth 

  • JohnnyJabbers FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    It's interesting to see the evolution of the blog. Just recently Burnie was complimenting Sugar Pine 7's take on vlogs and this sort of moved in that direction as well, but still unique to Burnie's style. 

  • fozzie52 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    oh you were serious

  • masher14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Holy crap, they're actually doing this, hell yes.

  • refrakt FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mike Craig

    1 month ago

    Loved this! Got real deja vu from way back watching Felicia Day's 'Flogs'!

  • battlemoose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold puncake

    1 month ago

    don't show this to Ryan

  • Paintedawg FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    The beginning of the tale "The Barbarian Queen of Austin"

  • Merkus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Ellie is like the daughter i wish Burnie had 



  • Jwake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    That was really neat to watch; awesome job with the sword Ellie.

  • bigonrock

    1 month ago

    this was cool seeing the process of sword making!

  • SirRob Sir Rob

    1 month ago

    Coolest Vlog ever

  • RTLstuff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Normal Meat Person

    1 month ago

    So is Ellie's next task, Armor or Firearm crafting? Knowing Burnie, it'll probably be the latter.

  • ASHxINFLAMES FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    hmm.. I wonder what Burnie will have to do next? Go and hunt food with her new sword?

  • kumquatery FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Well that was fucking cool

  • Dittohh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Alex

    1 month ago

    This is pretty much Ellie's vlog now, but I'm not complaining! She's awesome and hilarious and I can't wait for the next one XD

  • Hammerhead2412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    So...Achievement Hunter vs Rooster Teeth Thunderdome?

  • acheemient FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold chaotic neutral

    1 month ago

    Now Ellie can take on Achievement Hunter.

  • Michaelb44 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    have made several knives and currently working on a sword via the blacksmithing way and can confirm its takes ages plus you have to allow for normalising and heat treating but its soo worth while. casting is next on my list of things to try and loved watching this episode of ellie's vlog :D

  • rchris48 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold "Burgertime" Chef

    1 month ago

    Ellie is soooo adorable!

  • chaosarmageddon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I love the simplicity with casting bronze into swords. Don't know where they'd find a lump of bronze to cast in the apocalypse though. Would be interesting to see them make steel swords / knives out of rebar or out of old tools though; something more accessible during the apocalypse.

    • Beowulf701 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Goodwill is full of scrap bronze. And rebar doesn't have a high enough carbon content to hold an edge, tool steel would work though.

  • kaikaips3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Hello everyone, welcome back to another episode of the Ellie vlog