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My cousin had moved to a new house and I wanted to make her a housewarming gift....I new she would like something for the wall...something antique looking.

Well...I thought about it and decided to make her a wooden sword :-)

 
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Step 1: Make the Cut

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Draw your desired shape on wood and cut it.

Then sand it.

I was in a hurry and stained the wood…it would be easier if you had patience and waited till you did all the needful decorations and then stained…wastes less time :-)  if you are going to try it…do it that way!

Step 2: Blade Gard and Embellishments

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Use hot glue at the top of the blade and tip to decorate a pattern.

For the blade guard…I built it up by first placing scrap wood and then shaping it up with kitchen foil(for texture) and wall filler and glue mixture.

Paint the blade guard black and NOW stain the blade :-)

Spray gold on the blade guard and quickly rub off with a rag. paint the hot glue emboss with a thin paint brush in gold.

Step 3: Handle

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I cut a strip of synthetic leather and sewed a hem in one end. Then wrapped it around the handle...while stapling it with each wrap.

Done.

Now my cousin always loved the saying 'This is from the best of my lord' . I felt the blade was kind of missing something...so I drew the Arabic inscription in metallic sticker....cut it and glued it on...I gave it a final coat of varnish.

Now I felt it looked like an ancient  Arabian Sword! Don't you think so??

I really liked it :-) perhaps I'll make one for me too :-)

Any tips for making the patters on the "blade" out of wire and lightly hammering it in?

And making the guard out of wood carving?

shazni (author)  PaleHorseRider2 months ago

perhaps you can cut the gard shape out of 1/4" soft wood, then glue it to the sword and carve with a dremel.

shazni (author)  PaleHorseRider2 months ago

That is an interesting idea! I'm not skilled at wood carving, but the wire idea is great! There are 2 options. 1. Draw the pattern on aluminum. You can do some embossing and simple cut outs. Then wrap it around the sword and nail in strategic places. To get the shape first wrap with paper and cut out the shape.

2 - make wire wrapped pieces. You can do this easily by nailing the pattern on a piece of wood and then wrap and get the pattern. Then join those with small wire to form like a cage. Now all you have to do is nail it to your sword! I really must try this on the sword I'm working on! Thanks for the great tip :-) . BTW. check my instructables on wire wrapped jewelry with copycat wigjig for wire wrapping ideas.

And sorry for the late reply. Pls post a picture of your sword. Would love to see it!

786Ayesha1 year ago

Can't imagine that you have used kitchen foil for the guard.Very nice.Voted :)

shazni (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago

Thank you so much!

Wow! you're so good in wood-works! voted :)

shazni (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago

Thanks! You are very creative in your crafts! it shows in your followers and featued articles :-)

I'm going to make one :D will share pictures when I'm done. can you tell me how did you cut the board and how thick is the board? i mean the wood

shazni (author)  zeyanimisbah1 year ago

It's soft wood...in Sri Lanka it would be called ' lunu midala' :-). I cut it wit a jigsaw...you could either hire it for a day if you don't have one or cut with a hacksaw. To cut the inside part of the handle...either drill a hole or use a large nail to make a hole to pass the saw blade. As to thickness. ..anything from 1/2" -3/4" would do. have fun! Looking forward to seeing a picture :-)

ohh k, thank you :)

That reminds me of Prince of Persia :), looks very good :)

shazni (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago

Thanks Tarun! :-)