Their weapons are real and sharp. Watch out!
Matt Stagmer - Host - Bladesmith - Producer
Matt has been making swords for 20 years. He is the lead blade grinder at Baltimore Knife and Sword. In the summer of 2014 he began hosting the hit web series MAN AT ARMS:REFORGED. Teamed with other talented craftsmen, he brings to life the most requested fantasy arms and armor from your favorite video games, anime, and other pop culture genres. In 2017 he became the host of the TV show MAN AT ARMS : The Art of War starring alongside Danny Trejo to make history's most devastating weapons. In 2018 earned the title Producer for the 2nd season of Art of War and is currently creating his own content on YouTube for the channel “That Works”. You can also find Matt gaming and streaming blacksmithing on his channel www.twitch.tv/stalkertron.
Ilya Alekseyev was born in Troitsk, Russia. Since an early age he developed a liking to the art and craftsmanship of bladed weapons. He likes to bring his background in Art History, Asian Studies, and Philosophy into his craft. Ilya is currently an Armorer working with Baltimore Knife and Sword as well as one of the product designers. Among the skills that he brings to the Man at Arms project are his expertise in armor, Damascus steel, bloomery steel, and engraving.