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Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword by vvmasterdrfan Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword by vvmasterdrfan
The Original Buster sword from Final Fantasy 7.

This sword is made from Pine wood, Matt board, and is just under 6 feet tall. The sword is very light weighing at 6 pounds (2.8 kilo) yet very durable. The sword is engineered to have all the weight to be distributed to the handle efficiently. Carved into the handle is a serial number covered by genuine hand-dyed leather. Finishing touches include gunmetal textured paint and edged with a sheet metal film.

This lovely commission goes to a very lucky and dedicated fan.

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Me with the sword-->[link]

Check out the FFVII Crisis Core version -->

Please send a private note if interested in commissions


Enjoy. Your feedback is always much appreciated. :D


More of my work:


With my sculptures, I strive to obtain 100% accuracy in every possible way. I attempt to go beyond by selecting premium unique color choices and even enhancing details to my own designs. Out of love to the Square Enix family, it is my honor to craft such elite weaponry not only for my personal admiration, but for my fellow cosplayers, prop makers, friends, and fans. I would be nothing without my friends and fans. The intense hard work, sweat, blood, and tears that I put into making these is worth it. I hope that one day my talents and artwork may be recognized highly by others. Thank you.
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:iconluna-z48:
OH Johnny. *swoons* THIS is a beautiful work of art. It's even cleaner than your other buster sword. The Red grip on the hilt is absolutely stunning. As i said in my last Critique the rivets are flawless. The Angle on the blade is amazing. It looks better than i could have expected. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the metal finish. That to me was the first thing that separated you from the other prop makers that I've seen, and you apply it flawlessly. This is so Stunning that i actually Gasped when i saw it in my inbox. Job well done. Whoever got this masterpiece is a very very lucky person.
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6 out of 7 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconradred89:
This is a fantastic piece of work with stunning details. In an attempt to fully re-create the Buster Sword in it's original form, Johnny had to use concept art and other drawings to plan out the shape, volume, and dimensions of the sword while also considering materials and durability. He pulled this off marvelously. The weight when held feels really balanced and the grip feels solid. The detailing on the handle is a really super nice touch, and the grey paint and sheet metal edges are very very shiny.

Suggestions for being more awesome:
try experimenting with different glues
use some weighted boards for more even foam distribution
fold sheet metal seams and tuck under for gluing
largely nitpicks, but hey, gotta have those in a critique

A few things needed to be repaired due to the rather rough handling from shipping, but everything still looks good and makes this a great piece of wield-able art to own. It is a dynamite replica sword and I am very satisfied. Thanks a bunch Johnny! :iconkeybladeplz:
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KuronosuSai Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Geez christ this is epic, it looks almost the same as the one shown in the remake trailer! I wish i could make one, but i like both money for materials and the tools/machines, lol…
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww Thanks so much!! :D
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:icondustinator1991:
dustinator1991 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
This is very awesome! hehe
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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:iconblastflame:
BlastFlame Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did you use a wood sealant?
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In a way, yes. :)
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:iconraunchyboy6:
Raunchyboy6 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love the sword!  You even have the material slots.
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A buster sword wouldnt be complete without materia slots ! :D thanks :D
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:iconcrysa91:
Crysa91 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't mind me, I'll just be in the corner fan-girling intensely.
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
-signs autograph, blows kiss- :bow:
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:icongremstein:
gremstein Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What is this made of? And what kind of cost would this item carry?
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
See the notes! I don't announce pricing in public ;)
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:icongremstein:
gremstein Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Edit- Learn to read descriptions for materials, lawl.
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:iconblitzwin:
Blitzwin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok your models are FRICKEN AMAZIBG seriously awsome job dude
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks bro! :D xD
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:iconblitzwin:
Blitzwin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! ^_^
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:icon4sauce4:
4sauce4 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Writer
This is amazing
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :D
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:iconshadowthief101:
ShadowThief101 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Classic. <3
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:) hehe thanks
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:iconprince-pyro:
Prince-Pyro Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Wow, this is pretty good work! I absolutely LOVE the texture on the hilt! Amazing! :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you ^^ :D
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:icontheforbidenkey:
TheForbidenKey Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
holly crumb it looks almost like real metal and the detail on the handle..... -claps- bravo my friend
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much :D ^^
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:iconusuilover96:
UsuiLover96 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
O.O
You better keep that one somewhere safe ... I may find you and try to steal it while your sleep ... :D
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha :P I wish i had it. this was a commission that I sold :P
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:iconotakuboynogirl666:
OtakuBoyNoGirl666 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So. How much did you sell this for? o.o
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very expensive ><
Sorry i dont disclose pricing publicly.
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:iconcave-quote:
Cave-Quote Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Could you like "fight" with these??
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No. I wouldn't suggest fighting with any art work.
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Duma-Vadamee Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
I don't know why I keep doubting ur work: I keep kickin myself every time u do something badass like this! Lol I'm just superparinoid stupid me ur work it still very top notch hope to see more soon!
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha thanks Devon :) Don't be paranoid. Every step of the commission process is approved by the client. If something isn't right, I will fix it.
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KefkeWren Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
It's not as impressive looking as the Crisis Core one, but only because that one was more ornate. Your ability to make these is still 100% awesome.
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree :D thank you for your comment!
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:iconwatashiveracasan:
watashiveracasan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
whooooa those metal finishes are BEAUTIFUL
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much ! :D
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:iconxiaros:
Xiaros Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
looks really good, the details :)
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :D
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:iconmusablecosplay:
musableCOSPLAY Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the detail on that handle is exquisite
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks xD
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Dythronas Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I'm wondering how much Nomura is paying you to stay away from his company with your spot on props. Just set up outside Square's main building and make a mint. Amazing job as always.
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
xD hahah
That would be interesting to do :D
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:iconchoco-chick87:
Choco-Chick87 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Am I justified in tearing up a bit over this? All the feels connected with this sword, man...and then you went and made the thing REAL. Just looking at it gives me goosebumps. Epic. Just Epic.
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are allowed to shed tears over your feels :huggle:
Thank you xD glad you approve
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EmeraldTheHedghog Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I'm just gonna love you forever for this, k?
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
xD haha ok :huggle:
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IceFlame1019 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
.........
how much does that thing weigh? o_o

I have no words really, been trying to come up with something but this is beyond words.
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Under 7 pounds :)

Thank you :D
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:iconrainbowdash64:
rainbowdash64 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
incredible as always!
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:iconvvmasterdrfan:
vvmasterdrfan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks Nathan :D :la:
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