Glad to see such a positive reception from the C-C community. Edged items are something Badger and I have been pushing for, and the first three items have turned out really well and got some terrific, excited responses.
(The other two items are a KA-BAR combat knife and machete, which you can see in my BrickShelf
Best I can tell you guys is that if you really like the way these items were designed and want to see BrickArms continue to expand into edged and other historical themes -- join the BrickArms forums and make your voices heard. Will really listens to his feedback and watches to see what people are requesting. If the demand is there, we might be able to persuade him to keep going in that direction (in addition to firearms, of course, which will always be the staple of BrickArms).
His items aren't hyper-realistic, but in my opinion they strike the best balance between realism, and the not-humanly proportioned chunky world our beloved minifigs inhabit.
Definitely. Will is a stickler for taking a design 'to minifig proportions.' If it doesn't look 'LEGO-like,' he doesn't like it. Personally, I like the approach as well and think it tends to look really good, fitting BrickArms items seemlessly in with LEGO.
Forge not works of art but swords of death, for therein lies great art.
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