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Picture of Makeing a amtgard (or boffer) sword.
a sensation that has been sweeping the U.S.. and Canada is medieval fighting games they are live action RPG's. I'm going to show you how to make a cheap legal sword for these games. This is my first Instructable so go easy on the negative comments.

Step 1: The core

Picture of the core
to start the sword you need a piece of 2" PVC pipe or graphite. the length of the sword cannot exceed 48 inches. cut it a few inches short so you can leave room for the pommel and tip padding. note: the longer you make it the heaver this is going to be so remember that these battles have lasted for at the most a half an hour.
 
admin6 years ago
Hey, this is a great instructable and is very informative. Just one thing is missing... pictures! It really helps a lot when trying to follow directions so you should consider taking some photographs. Once you do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks! Thanks for the cool instructable and we hope to publish this soon!
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Kysmach4 years ago
Thanks for this instructable :)
PVC is nice, but in the middle of fierce combat it does have a tendency to break off in sharp points. A little bit more expensive, but MUCH lighter, and not to mention, much safer alternative is Kite tubing! I'm part of the NERO group of Middle Tennessee, and we have a craftsmen who makes ours. Very excellent work, and only the best of materials. Catch ya'll on the field!
use606 (author)  Firestorm_1014 years ago
you can also use fiberglass from old golf clubs just cut the head off with an angle grinder
A few comments, sir.... I've been doing these games for a long while and I'm something of an expert at making the weapons involved.... First off: Use a piece of foam to cover the tip!!!! This can be two layers of camp-pad, a piece of noodle taped down, etc, just as long as it covers the tip. Second, if the tip is anything smaller than a half inch or is hollow, use some tape to cover it so it doesn't blow out through the camp pad. I'd make an instructable about this but I don't have firefox. Seriously, I'll write an instructable if I can email it to someone willing to post it.
il hapily post it send it to me if u want feralpygmy@yahoo.com.au
I would delet this comment if I were you. Some one is gona start sending you spam emails.
use606 (author)  Lt. Duct Tape6 years ago
IM SORRY I KINDA FORGOT THANKS MAN YOUR A REAL LIFE SAVER ill post it for you if you want.
FFVIIBOY5 years ago
dude this reminds me of struggle bats from kingdom hearts 2
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You know, some PVC, hot glue, cardboard, and foam would make that. XD
haha me too
Hmmm... Wouldn't be too hard.
hanelyp5 years ago
2 inch, or 1/2 inch PVC?  Most of the boffers I've used had a core of 1/2 or 3/4 inch PVC, close to 3/4 or 1 inch outside diameter.
Hockeyhero46 years ago
This rpging is called Live Action Role Playing or LARP