this is my first instructable. Any comments about my improper use of direction or comments on how to better make use of duct tape will be appreciated.
Sword (to be sheathed)
A clean surface to practice on
Step 1: The Fabric of the Universe
The reason this is important is it is a guide towards our next piece of Duct Tape. The following piece will be placed face down on top of the previous piece (sticky side to sticky side) with both pieces of tape.
After this step is completed flip the duct tape over and tape a new piece to the other side. trying to get the top of the tape at just about where the other piece of tape ends.
Using this method the width of your duct tape increases like a ladder.
Step 2: Sheath Your Blade
You're going to want to get the entirety of the length with one piece, and have an even number of duct tape pieces attached. This will allow a circular connection around the blade.
In my case I used four pieces of duct tape. If you are using a smaller sword, or any fencing sword you may want to use half strips cut length wise.
Excess is recommended as it allows the duct tape to create a more durable sheath.
After the sides of the sheath are complete put extra on the bottom of the sheath as a precaution.
Step 3: Ring Around the Rosie
In order to accomplish this task take the measurements of your waist. Don't be shy. In fact give a little excess. You don't want your belt to be extremely constricting.
take two pieces of duct tape of equal length to your decided measurement. Repeat the fabric of step 1, except afterwords fold the two remaining sticky sections into the center. decide on a size for your belt and cut the remainder.
After this is done stamp out as many holes as you want for adjusting the size of your belt.
Step 4: The Belt Returns
Using the longer part of the H wrap around the belt buckle, using the wider sections to hold onto the rest of the belt.
Since this section is going to be under a lot of strain from the blade multiple layers are recommended.
Step 5: Time to Get Punchy
In addition holes should be punched in the sheath of the blade at a spot roughly an inch and a half below the top at both the right and left of the sheath. With distance from the right or left of the sheath of about half an inch.
Make sure at this point to have two holes in your belt where you want the sheath to be located. Make the holes at least as many inches apart from one another as the sheaths width.
Step 6: Coax the Great Bonder of Duct Tape.
Funnel the wire through the back of the sheath. If you have your sword in the sheath at this point you may have some space issues with the cord.
After the cord is through bring the coax cable through the recently created holes in your belt. Making sure to give the cables lots of slack for knots to tie up above the belt.