Ninja Arm Bracers.





Introduction: Ninja Arm Bracers.

This instructable will show you how to make the first piece of ninja armor. The arm bracer.
Sorry it's fuzzy. :9 My camera stinks!

Step 1: Step 1

Start by pulling the handle out.
Then cut the PLASTIC paint can(found at Wallmart) at a slant like in the pic.

Step 2: Step 2

now cut the top and bottom of the can off with shears(knifes work too but I kept slipping and slicing my finger open).

Step 3: Step3

Now cut the other side of the can diagonally like a mirror image.

Step 4: Step 4

To continue, drill holes about half an inch from the diagonal cut and about one inch apart from each other.

Step 5: Step 5

Next trim any uneven places and thread a shoe string through the holes and your done!


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    I'll deffinetely be doing that, as soon as I find a plastic paint can. Unfortunetely my Dad only uses metal ones.

    If you want really strong protection, get some 3 mm steel plate. That'll stop a sword as well as any traditional Japanese armor. Anything thinner just won't cut it. (Pardon the pun) Once, while throwing my low quality, blunt Shaken, I missed the target and the shuriken punched almost 1/2" into a metal paint can. Needless to say, I would not want to have that can for my armor, although as voltan says, you could deflect rather than block.

    I don't know about you, but I wouldn't be looking a block a sword with my arm bracer with metal or no. Granted, the option to do so is nice. Neat.

    I agree with Voltan. One of my first improvised defensive measures would be arm guards and elbow pads. If possible, I might add shin guards. First reason, I'd be using cardboard in an emergency because it's common and light weight. Second, This is not 'great' but if I'm moving through rubble, I like the extra "cuts and bruises" protection. IF attacked, I'll be happy for any measure of defense, even it is cardboard vs skin.

    You could slip some padding under the bracer and that would help.  Despite what the movies and video games show us, these are likely used to deflect rather than a straight block.  Pushing a blade to the side with a bracer is a lot safer than with a bare arm.  :)

    i have a good idea...
    you could use the plastic as a base and cover the surface of it with leather so it looks really realistic.
    you can stretch it over like a drum skin or glue it or both.

    If some one shoots you with something, Block their attack with the arm bracers and attack them by bashing the plastic at their face!!!

    I am working on a version of these that use leather and steel.