Big Giant Swords

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Big Giant Swords
Presented byMichael Craughwell
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Camera setupMultiple
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Thinkfactory Media
DistributorDiscovery Communications
Original networkDiscovery Channel
Original releaseJanuary 13 –
February 17, 2015[1]
External links
Production website

Big Giant Swords is an American television series that premiered on January 13, 2015 on the Discovery Channel.[2] The program follows sword maker Michael "Irish Mike" Craughwell as he and his associates create custom oversized swords from scratch for his clients. Episodes focus on the creation process of one or two commissioned weapons as the team attempts to complete them to the customer's satisfaction in a set time period.


Craughwell first began making giant swords in 2003 as a hobby and models many of his works after swords found in video games and other fictional media. Craughwell first garnered attention for his creations after posting videos of himself wielding the weapons on YouTube.[3] He is based out of West Tisbury, MA on the island of Martha's Vineyard.[4]


  • Episode 1: Zeus Almighty
  • Episode 2: The Dragon Slayer
  • Episode 3: Beast from Below
  • Episode 4: The Junkyard Crasher
  • Episode 5: Hells Hound
  • Episode 6: The Destroyer


  1. ^ "BIG GIANT SWORDS (DISCOVERY)". Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ ""Big Giant Swords" Zeus Almighty (TV Episode 2015)".
  3. ^ Prout, Angela (7 January 2015). "Wielding "Big Giant Swords" in West Tisbury".
  4. ^ Junker, Steve. "Giant Swords and Little Movies".