Introduction: Knex Sword

Picture of Knex Sword

A sword that can be made out of knex.
Quite strong, very manoeuvrable and can be built with one of two heads.

Step 1: The Blade

Picture of The Blade

The blade is made up of many modular pieces.

The blade I have made is eight modules long but longer blades can be made by connecting more modules.

Step 2: Heads

Picture of Heads

Two heads can be made to fit on the blade.

The first one will make the sword a crescent shape and the second will make it a straight sword.


Head 1: Starts from picture 1
Add a silver rod and one full circle on each side of the head till it looks like picture 2 and 3 of this step.

Head 2: Starts from picture 4
Add a silver rod and one half circle on each side of the head till it looks like picture 5.

Step 3: Connecting the Head

Picture of Connecting the Head

Connect the head of your choice to the blade of the sword.

Connecting Head 1 should look like picture 1.
Connecting Head 2 should look like picture 2.

Step 4: Reinforcing the Blade

Picture of Reinforcing the Blade

You need to make the two pieces shown in picture 1.

I have chosen head 1 to make the rest of the sword with.
If you chose head 2 you just need to connect the parts to the half circles in the same way as the full circles.

Step 5: Making the Handle

Picture of Making the Handle

For the handle you will need two black circles connected as shown below by four green rods, three grey rods and two black rods.

Picture 2 shows the basic frame to connect the blade to the handle but the sword cannot be put together yet.

Picture 3: two blue rods and one silver rod must be added into the places shown.

Picture 4: the frame has been turned over and a full circle, a quarter circle and a half circle added in the positions shown on each side. After they are in place, secure them with rods.

Picture 5: two more half circles need to be added.

Step 6: Connecting Everything Together

Picture of Connecting Everything Together

Picture 1: the handle connects into the frame as shown.

Picture 2: Then the blade needs to be connected to the frame as shown

Picture 3: add two connectors as shown to strengthen the connection between the frame and blade.

Step 7: Your Sword

Picture of Your Sword

Your sword should now look like either picture 1 or picture 2 depending on which head you used.

Comments

squiddy412 (author)2011-03-25

I made a mod the is 6 pieces, but really improves strength.

Cybeast-Ichigo (author)2009-01-06

i made 1 but the blade seem to sway from side to side easily. can you post a mod to this correcting the problem?

I made a new one - the blade is stronger and lighter, but the handle still is weak

I tried to fix the swaying as best i could. The best i have managed so far- was the reinforcement shown above. I am now remaking the sword to make it stronger- including the handle as well

warsoldier94 (author)2008-12-13

the pictures arent really clear so...2/5

pls (author)2008-12-04

Looks cool:)

davidturner666 (author)pls2008-12-04

Thank you- i have two of them which i am duel wielding.

pls (author)davidturner6662008-12-04

:o sounds scary..

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