Introduction: CranbAres

About: I like multimedia stories and pockets.

For Youthquake Theater's production of Romeo and Juliet, I provided the swords (along with being the fight director and acting in it). This is Tybalt's sword, and Veronica Yeracaris, who played Tybalt, named it the name CranbAres. Yep. And there's another sword that Mercutio and Romeo both use and it's name is BluebAres. Cue the laugh track.

Nearly all of the swords I make are done with craft foam of all sorts and a quarter inch fiberglass rod running through the whole thing. I have an I'ble full of different methods that I use to make the swords. Each sword is so different that the only way to connect them all with one system and give you all the freedom to make any sword you want seems to be to present you with all of the techniques in an interchangeable manner.

I think the pommel makes this sword, but it wasn't until I was halfway through that I decided to make it like that. It's inspired by our Romeo and Juliet poster which you can see in the images above. Some of the decorations came from this.



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    5 Discussions

    How did you create the bevel for the edge of the sword? AMAZING sword, by the way

    There's a little glitch that I've been trying to fix for a while to no avail that you may have noticed... the thumbnail image for this Instructable is not the main image, it's some random picture that I deleted of the decoration on the blade. I can't figure out how to fix it (change the thumbnail to the right photo), so if you happen to have any idea let me know.


    You know, I had an idea once for a crossguard very similar to this one. Except more like the guard on Ninjato 3 - Alt Z. And made of plywood.

    P.S. Yeracaris :P

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    Ooh cool, can I see the design?


    It's not really a design, just an idea that popped into my head one day, but yeah I'll show it to you sometime.

    P.S. What I was going to say: and for that bad pun you get... RaspbAres!