Introduction: Cardboard Sword

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This is really hard. It was my first time that I experienced such strong and resistant type or cardboard.

It just took me about 2 hrs to finish it (colors not included).

This is important. The detalis and dessings of the sword its decided however you want!

This is my first instruction. Enjoy!

Step 1: Materials

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so we will need:


  • Hard cardboard
  • Cardboard


  • Saw (not a chain saw!!)
  • Pen
  • Ruler
  • Cutter
  • Tape
  • Glue

Step 2: Preparing the Materials

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In my case the strong cardboard was used to protect the couch edge so I had to saw it in a half.

So you just have to prepare two or more long planks of strong cardboard.

What I mean by hard cardboard is, a type of cardboard made by pasting a bunch of paper like shown in the picture

Step 3: Design and Shaping

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Search for sword tipes on the internet.

If you decided which tipe of sword you will make then first go with the blade.

To cut the blade part do something like:

  • Draw an isosceles triangle, the higher it is more fragile it will be.
  • Start cutting it, be really careful withe the cutter.
  • Depending on the cardboard you will need two or more blades and at the end put them together

After this we cut the handle. I did 8 inches tall and 5mm long for the handle part

Step 4: Glueing

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This step may be the easiest one. You just have to glue the two(or more) blades you made.

Step 5: Decoration

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Now, we will put the guard, handle, etc.

If you are not sure about your ablities, don't try to make a super sword. Even a simple decoration is really neat

Step 6: Final Touches

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Its just about putting color on it.


Wallu (author)2015-01-30

Thnx! Me and my and my team mates are making some new instruction like: shields, hidden blades, etc.

DenverTitan158 (author)Wallu2015-11-02

what is it called?

seamster (author)2015-01-30

Hey, these look great!

I've used those angled, corner-protecting cardboard pieces for stuff like this before, and you're right! It is hard and durable stuff. Great first instructable!

I hope we see many more from you!

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