By Megan Daley
July 24, 2015 at 04:21 PM EDT

For his role in King Arthur, former Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam gets the chance to wield the legendary sword, Excalibur, while kicking ass and delivering a “harder edge” to the king’s tale. And though it’s not the first time the actor has handled a pretty epic piece of weaponry, the movie gave him an opportunity to show off a few unique tricks he’d picked up in the past. 

During EW’s cover shoot, the future King Arthur opened up about the Samurai sword he has at home, which his Sons of Anarchy costar Ryan Hurst coveted. So, when the series wrapped, the cast gifted Hurst with a Samurai sword of his own, but rather than put it on display, the blade was used for a very special purpose – trimming off Hurst’s beard.

See Hunnam recount the résumé-building moment above, with more on EW’s exclusive first look at King Arthur available here

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  • PG-13
release date
  • 05/12/17
  • 126 minutes
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