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I started making these after I saw a friend selling paper Katanas. My first try (before seeing TheMightyMelv's video series) was pretty bad because i had no idea how to make the blade strong. After I saw the videos I modified everything except how the blade and sheath is made. TheMightyMelv's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDgF-v5Ha3Q&list=UUuozfOF9TELwW1A5Pk1KAdA&index=36
 
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Step 1: Materials Needed

Materials:
1 Printer paper
2 6x4 Index cards
Scissors
X-acto knife or razor
Small cutting board
Ruler
Hot glue gun
White glue
Optional:
Duct tape
Foil

Step 2: Making the Blade (Part 1-Making the Stick)

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Use the pictures to assist you in the making of this sword.
1: Fold along the blue lines.
2: Unfold.
3: Put glue on each fold and refold it (one fold at a time) to create a hard paper stick (it should be about half an inch wide)
4: Put the stick under a heavy book and wait until the glue dries (after squeezing it and cleaning up the excess glue)
*tip: Make sure you squish out as much glue as you can from the blade and cleaning it off to make it flatter.

Step 3: Making the Blade ( Part 2-Shaping the Blade)

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1: Cut the end of the stick at an angle to make it pointy.
2: Draw your handle and overall blade design lightly onto the pointy stick
3: Use scissors to cut your design out
4: to make the grip you can either draw it on or use a thin strip of duct tape.
lukish (author) 1 year ago
Cool!
heiehe1 year ago
Dude awesome instruct able made one with a giant notecard for myself and it was HUGE!!