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Daggers out as Galwayman cleans up on reality TV

Mike Craughwell found a massive audience for his replica swords after a friend told him to make a YouTube video. Now he has a show on the Discovery Channel – if he wants it

31st May, 2015
Mike Craughwell, replica sword -maker and Galway ex-pat, is the star of the Discovery Channel's Big Huge Swords

A Galway native is in talks with the Discovery Channel about the possibility of a second series of his reality TV show.

Big Giant Swords followed Mike Craughwell as he created large swords inspired by animation and video games. It premiered on US television earlier this year, and has since been shown on the European and British versions of the Discovery Channel.

Craughwell said he was talking to producers about whether there would be a...

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