Introduction: Knex Katana

This is a little Knex Katana I made in my spare time. This is my first Instructable, so be nice. The sword is decorative, not really meant to be swung wildly, as the blade will snap off. Let me know if there are any mods I can make to improve on my next instructable!

Step 1: Making the Hilt

To make the hilt, you will need these pieces:

Step 2: The Hilt (ctnd)

Start off with your two gray rods, and attach a red connector, like so:
Then, add then in intervals, so that one is upside down, the other is up, ect.

Step 3: The Blade

These are the amount of pieces you will need to make the blade:

Step 4: The Blade (ctnd)

Now to make the blade! Add one orange connector on the end of a gray rod, like so:

Next, add another set of orange connectors on, ang add one grey, and one red.

Now, add your bendy connector, and your grey connector with green pieces. Should look like pic. 3.

Now, add your strengtheners, or don't. This step is completely optional.

Step 5: Attaching the Hilt to the Blade.

Now, just attach the orange connectors to the grey rods in your hilt, and your katana is done!

Comments

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leeboy09 (author)2009-02-23

yo beastly sword i made it . it doesn't snap much but awsome idea man :)

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The Jamalam (author)2008-09-21

damn, this is the lowest rated knex thing on the site.

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dnsd99 (author)The Jamalam2008-12-12

lol right good one

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The Jamalam (author)dnsd992008-12-13

it was in september

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dnsd99 (author)2008-12-12

this thing isn't a "katana" if it doesn't bend upwards at the end(otherwise, it's just a sword)

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J_SCAP (author)2007-08-24

i made one that is more spareable it uses 12 grey rods7 orange conecters 37 red conecters 3 grey clips and 2 tan clips pm me if you want me to post

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thebboy (author)J_SCAP2007-11-28

yes, post it!

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wesley (author)2007-11-19

very cool katana

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Danny (author)2007-08-03

if thats the hilt wheres the handle?

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Vendigroth (author)Danny2007-08-04

the hilt's the bit you hold. i cry every time someone calls it a handle.

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Danny (author)Vendigroth2007-08-04

yeh ur right =)

buuut a if its a hilt it has to have a guard :P

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dragonfury97 (author)Danny2007-08-04

I dont think katanas had guards.. I'll check.

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Trogador (author)dragonfury972007-08-20

I do remember a piece on katana called the tsuba that was like the hand guard; my iaitō has one. It's usually used to control the sword, and, obviously, protect the hand.

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Trogador (author)Trogador2007-08-20

Ugh, instructables doesn't recognize the O with a macron. Ok then, my iaito has one.

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killuhmike99 (author)Danny2007-08-05

dragonfury is right katanas dont hav hand gaurds

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ryan knexer (author)2007-08-03

kkbut if u make it stronger it should be alot better still nice though

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dragonfury97 (author)2007-08-02

I'll try that, but like I said, its kind of decorative.

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ryan knexer (author)2007-08-01

looks a bit weak maybe u can strengthen the frame up a bit so it dont snaps any more????

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ryan knexer (author)2007-08-01

1st comment :P

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