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Cheap, easy, realistic and simple to make Sword!

Hello fellow Instructablers! This is the first of a four-part series on easy to make but realistic fantasy/medieval armoury, which can be tailored to look however you want to suit a particular character. And just in time for Christmas too! You can be a king, soldier, dark warrior, whatever you want to be with this set, and what better to start with than the sword! It is the second least complicated of the four things (which I won't reveal until I post them) to make and possibly the most flexibly designed of them too. You can start your collection here and make the others when they come!

Materials
2 meter-long cardboard tubes - these can be obtained by finishing a roll of wrapping paper. One must be slightly larger in diameter to the other; the larger one will be the scabbard, so you need to be able to fit the smaller one inside it.
Thin Cardboard - Can be obtained from most cake set boxes.
Thicker cardboard - most boxes
A leather belt - don't worry, you will still be able to use it after use, the scabbard is removable!
Any decorations you could add - Anything you can get your hands on!
String (optional) - Will make the handle considerably more comfortable

Tools
Sellotape
Strong glue - I used Uhu power for this.
Scissors
A steel ruler
A pencil for marking

Even though it is made of cardboard, it is exceptionally strong, and great for playfighting, filming and ornamental purposes alike, so lets get building!
 
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Step 1: The blade and grip

Here you will build the blade and the grip; part of the hilt, minus the pommel and crossguard. Read the notes on the pictures to find out what to do.

Step 2: Cross-guard

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This is the cross guard of the sword, which will go on between the blade and grip. It will cover how to measure the sizes to position it perfectly.
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awesome, this will help me make prop swords to correspond with weapons in my books
liLightaura4 years ago
a good card board sword but i probably wont make one.
alehandroh4 years ago
nice man! ive been searching for hours trying to find something like this. thanks :p !
The Jamalam (author)  alehandroh4 years ago
No problem :) Post a picture of yours if you complete it, I need some!
alehandroh44 years ago
awesome dude.... or duddet
The Jamalam (author)  alehandroh44 years ago
Dude :)
jp38274 years ago
just got done making mine still got to decorate but thanks a lot but i rate 4 stars for the lack of insturction
The Jamalam (author)  jp38274 years ago
The instructions are so vague because this is such a personal project. Personalise yours as you will :) Please post a picture when you're done!
Madrias3575 years ago
Thinking about building this, but I need to find some good cardboard. Hold on, what's this? *yells and winces as Dad chucks a box of cardboard at me* Note to self: be nicer asking for cardboard... *faints*
pls5 years ago
lul i c ur feetz, Anyway, awesome sword! nice job!
The Jamalam (author)  pls5 years ago
thanx m8 are you going to build it noone has yet
pls The Jamalam5 years ago
Actually, looks like a fun project, I have a few things I'v been wanting to make, maybe if I have time!
The Jamalam (author)  pls5 years ago
yay! Good luck and plz post a pic if you do!
pls The Jamalam5 years ago
I'll be sure to!
The Jamalam (author)  pls5 years ago
any progress?
pls The Jamalam5 years ago
Not yet unfortunately, Still been really busy lately.
The Jamalam (author)  pls5 years ago
how about now?
pls The Jamalam5 years ago
Havnt really had much time for anything lately, and when I do, I'm on the computer O.o
SonicX 22 pls5 years ago
BUILD IT QUICK BEFORE JAMALAM EXPLODES!!!!!!!!!
pls SonicX 225 years ago
lol XD
knexagunner pls5 years ago
BUILDEH NAO
The Jamalam (author)  pls5 years ago
how about now?
pls The Jamalam5 years ago
Idk:( just doesn't really appeal to me anymore.
The Jamalam (author)  pls5 years ago
how about now?
damn subscription notices!
The Jamalam (author)  TwistedParadox5 years ago
lol
alfpwns6 years ago
kewl
The Jamalam (author)  alfpwns5 years ago
r r r rate!
The Jamalam (author)  alfpwns6 years ago
thanks! aren't you going to rate it?
barrax5 years ago
i rate it 4.5 because the cross gaurd could have been fancier lol. Still better than i could have made.
barrax barrax5 years ago
oops, forgot to say i don't have enough card left to make. : (
The Jamalam (author)  barrax5 years ago
:( and this instructable as I said is only a guide but thanks for the rating anyway
i mean you could have told us how to shape it alittle more like this:
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You mean

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YEAH! >:-)
What is that?
Dang it.
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The Jamalam (author)  DrWeird1175 years ago
RATEANDCOMMENT
OKAY
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