Practicality and Tactics: The warglaives in a full contact LARP such as Amtgard would be known as a "Flurb" weapon*. This is true and they will require a large amount of practice to become proficient with. The first thing you need to note is that dual warglaives is exactly like weilding a middle madu** and a short sword held in both the regular and downsword*** positions.
Design limitations: In Amtgard draw cuts do not count, therefore the striking surfaces on these are straight not curved.
(real pictures will be taken when i have a camera)
* flurb in amtgard means someone who focuses on the roleplaying aspect.
**middle madu is a short two bladed spear with a shield built in
*** downsword position is when you hold your sword pointing down
Step 1: The Gathering of Materials
2 pieces of PVC the length of your leg (Stine sells 10' pieces for $1.50)
2 pieces of blue camp foam the about 15" x 2" (buy a blue camp pad at walmart or a sporting goods store for ~$5.00)
2 sticks of funnoodle (2 dollars each at walmart)
1 roll of athletic tape (for grip and basket)
8 disks of camp foam the diameter of your funnoodle
covering amtgard style:
1 roll of clear tape (for a skin)
4 opaque stocking legs
covering backyard fight club style:
1 roll of duct tape
Step 2: First Off
Use a sharp knife and scrape the burrs off.
Step 3: Cutting the Noodle
when you you have all of these cut slide them onto your PVC until the end is flush with the PVC.
Step 4: Wrapping the Blades
Step 5: The Basket
you will then need to cut an H shaped piece of camp foam for the guard. wrap this H shape with athletic tape and then put the tabs around the PVC and use the athletic tape to close the slot.
Step 6: Sources and Stuff
a video will be posted by next sunday (21st)