Skip to content


Our team here at Fire & Steel has been to many conventions across North America and we often get asked about specific swords or weapons seen in fight scenes from movies and TV shows. By popular request, join Fire and Steel's CEO Laura as she reacts to and analyzes some iconic fight scenes from pop culture that we surprise her with every month!


Laura analyzes one of the most iconic fight scenes in movie history: the battle between Yu Shu Lien and Jiao Long in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover (Michelle Yeoh) to deliver for safe keeping, but when it gets stolen, the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level with a dazzling fight sequence involving a variety of weaponry!


In this video, we analyze a scene from Fate/Stay Night where Rin & Archer use a pair of blades to fight against Lance who yields his Gae Bolg Spear. Laura breaks down the fight sequence between these powerfully matched weapons - but can somebody explain what's up with all the small feet in Fate/Stay Night? XD


One of the most iconic fight scenes from the second season of The Mandalorian, the battle between Ahsoka Tano and The Magistrate has Ahsoka double wielding her infamous light sabers against a spear made of Beskar. How do the weapon fighting styles match up in a galaxy far, far away? And did Laura spot an editing error in the fight sequence? Watch and see!


One of the bloodiest movies of all time, Zack Snyder's 300 (2006) heavily dramatizes famous battles that have stood the test of time in ancient history, in all of its stunning, slow-motion glory that never holds back on the gruesome, gory details. Here, Laura analyzes a few fight scenes that feature the use of a spartan sword, a spartan spear and helmet. And then talks about the use of elephants in ancient warfare as we break down this film's version of the fierce, bloody Battle of Thermopylae.

Raya and the Last Dragon was released in early 2021 on Disney+ and the movie is filled with fight scenes and exotic weaponry. In this video, Laura analyzes a fight scene between Raya and another lead character. Using Genji's Dragon Blade sword from Overwatch as an example, she also talks about wavy swords and their use in real life battle.
Hero is a critically acclaimed Chinese movie, showcasing some really epic fight scenes and of course; Jet Li as one of the main characters. This was also his first appearance in a film produced by mainland China, after his debut in Shaolin Temple. In here, Laura analyzes one of the most impressive scene in the film; a fight between Nameless (Jet Li) and Long Sky (Donnie Yen).
Laura doesn't hide she's a fan of Erza, from Fairy Tale. In this video, she analyzes an extravagant and hilarious fight scene between Evergreen and her favorite girl Erza, while showcasing her Heaven's Wheel Armor Sword.