The Witcher star, Henry Cavill, excels in immersing himself in the story’s diverse lore.
In a new video to promote the series, Cavill breaks down The Witcher’s two swords: the steel sword and the silver sword.
If you’ve only watched the series, it’s pretty hard to notice the differences during combat.
The steel sword is used mostly for fighting humans. It’s also not actually made of steel. It’s made of a more durable material called Meteorite.
The silver word is the witcher’s go-to weapon when hunting magical creatures. Even though it isn’t as durable as its steel counterpart, the silver sword has properties that make it deadly against creatures of magic. Geralt always keeps this sword on his steed, Roach, just in case he senses an evil aura.
Aside from the witcher’s swords, Cavill also elaborates on the swords used on set to perfectly choreograph the battle scenes.
The cast used lightweight swords when acting out the general fight, but in close-up scenes involving swings to the face, they used rubber swords to keep everyone safe.
To land the final blows, Cavill used a cut-down sword, leaving the other effects of blood and anguish for post-production.
You can check out the video down below: