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Branching Out: Tom Fiocchi talks theater swords

Editor's note: "Branching Out" is an ongoing multimedia series profiling OHIO students, faculty, staff and alumni who enrich the lives of others in diverse and meaningful ways.

Tom Fiocchi, props technology specialist with Ohio University's School of Theater, has a passion for swords.

He spends most of his day working in his shop in Kantner Hall. His specialty is sword cutlery for stage combat and teaching students basic craftsman skills.

In this video, he describes the kind of work and dedication that it takes to produce realistic theater swords. You can also check out http://www.fiocchisword.net/ for more information.