There’s nothing more admirable—or nerdy!—than dedicating one’s life to perfecting a craft. Finnish origami artist Juho Könkkölä deserves a ton of admiration in this regard as he has 15 years of experience folding paper prettily at the ripe old age of 23. His latest creation, a seven-inch-tall origami knight consisting of a single sheet of paper, is emblematic of his skills. And the creation stands proudly on its own thanks to 41 hours of folding.
In the video above Könkkölä has condensed his 41-hour-long build process into a 20-minute time-lapse. We imagine only the most hardcore folders out there will attentively watch the full video, but even skipping through you get a sense of the task’s difficulty. Without multiple sheets or scissors, Könkkölä somehow manages to bloom the knight’s armor, shield, and sword as if they were all separate pieces.
Like this knight, Könkkölä’s other origami figures cast striking poses and brandish weaponry. Könkkölä has three other figures on his YouTube channel, including an epic, must-see samurai warrior (below). As well as a spearman and a figure from the video game,
Of course Juho Könkkölä isn’t the only incredible origami artist throwing down online. Origami artist and YouTuber Tadashi Mori, for example, has creations that undoubtedly rival Könkkölä’s. Mori even has a lineup of videos showing how to make