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Mike Craughwell hopes to turn a spare-time passion into a full-time profession. Craughwell is a welder who specializes in making gigantic swords. Joined by a motley crew of artists and builders in the woods of Martha's Vineyard, "Irish" Mike painstakingly creates the unique swords by hand. Some are 8 feet long and weigh up to 100 pounds. Once inspired by video games and 1980s fantasy sci-fi movies to build life-sized replicas of weapons, Mike now focuses on original works. However, the business's fortunes may rest on the jobs done by his questionable hires, who were the only candidates available on the island. The completed projects are put to outlandish tests, adding authenticity.

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Financial problems may cause Irish Mike's business to go under; the team makes a sword that resembles Cerberus; Mike helps his daughter with a school project.
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A modern-day knight wants a giant, dragon-shaped sword that shoots flames; Erik bets he can create a top-quality weapon.
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Irish Mike creates a giant, ancient Greek-style sword for the Strongest Woman in America; the team makes a flaming axe from rusty car parts.
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A six-foot sword shaped like a lightning bolt; a large Indian chakram; Erik risks the entire budget on a design.
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Irish Mike creates a sword shaped like a whale and a lock blade that swings open like a folding knife; a weapon test goes awry.
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Irish Mike is enlisted to make a sword for the world's tallest sword swallower; a client continues to change his order, to Mike's chagrin; Amelia has news about the business.

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