The mega-popularity of Marvel movie villain Loki makes the character one of the most copied when it comes to cosplay. Fans often don the full battle armor version of Loki's costume seen in The Avengers, complete with the god of mischief's iconic bladed scepter.
As elaborate and detailed as many fan versions of the scepter are, they're still just costume props. Even the original scepters used in the film aren't real weapons, of course, or else Clark Gregg would be one shish kabob-ed actor.
So when the blacksmiths and artisans from the Man At Arms web series took on the task of replicating Loki's scepter, they decided to go the extra mile and make the creation a fully functional real-life weapon. The team used their expertise and ingenuity to turn metal and glass into a design just as deadly as it is beautiful.
The end result not only looked magnificent, but also delivered some major damage as one of the creators wielded it. The scepter carried force and precision as it sliced its way through melons, soda cans, a giant bag of rice, and even poor Spider-Man's neck. The scepter even provided a bit of vengeance against Loki's nemesis The Hulk by chopping the arm clean off of an action figure of the green rage monster.
Unfortunately the scepter does not wield the mind-control powers of its cinematic inspiration. As far as capturing the hearts and loyalty of a worshiping populace, we'll just have to leave that to the charms of Loki's mortal alter-ego, the one and only Tom Hiddleston.