Wolverine claws

The Bat iPod was a joke I came up with, but there are people out there who really can and do make very cool replicas of comic book items. Take this guy, for instance, who put together a kick-butt set of Wolverine claws:

Real Life Wolverine claws

Maybe if I send him my Bat iPod brass knuckles he could whip me up a real-life set? I can dream.

Or maybe I should send them to the guy who made the actual set of claws used in the X-Men movie. This article shows how Canadian special effects artist James Gawley crafted the iconic weapons, and the difficulties of translating comic book physics into everyday life. Well worth a weekend read.

10 Responses to Wolverine claws

  1. John says:

    what was more difficult…the claws, or the hair?

  2. Niall Mor says:

    What a coincidence! Last night I created a character, The Manx Cat, equipped with a set of those claws. (What cat doesn’t have claws?) Great Minds Think Alike!

  3. Niall Mor says:

    I dunno what’s more disturbing–the claws or the grin on his face. He looks like he’s enjoying this just a little too much.

  4. Brad says:

    Well worth a weekend read indeed! I have completed the geek cycle for one week in the best way I’ve found yet.

  5. Librain says:

    Hey, if I had claws like that, I’d be grinning too!

  6. Jon Doe says:

    why arent you out in the street mauling people, by the look on your face thats what it seems like ur about to do

  7. Killera says:

    Hey Nate! If you’re reading this I want to tell you that you’re real expert. This Claws you made can be used as the real weapons you can sell it anywhere with the reasonable prise of course. Any Weaponeer, Every Collectioner would happily buy those thing from you just sharpen those blades.

    I would like to use them.

  8. Killera says:

    As you understand Nate the main problem of your claws is that they are too big to be unnoticed twist like gears could help you. when they retract they can be very shadow like))

    Image walking in the streets at night and one of those assh*les coming on with with knife. Yuo just show your claws and they are afraid of you. My advice To you: Sharpen them and Sell them.

  9. Joshua says:

    Could I buy a pair from you? i am looking to make a superior halloween costume

  10. dave says:

    I would buy these if they were retractable. Maybe the gears from automated window blinds could be used.they would offer significant combat advantage over some thug with a bowie, especially if you can control the length and thus the damage they inflict. The back of the forearm could also be used for defense from knife attacks