Introduction: BUILD a SWORD

This instructable will show you how to make a home made sword easily and effectively. But this will all depend on your creativity with it. I only made this when I was about 10, just as an example of how easy this is.

Step 1: Gather the Junk

First your going to need afew things sutch as any type of strong ties or metal strips.Tape of your choise will be needed(I perfer duck tape),and a bit of card board.The tools you will need will be a grinder of some sort,and a sort or hand grinder for detail.

Step 2: Hurry Up and Start!

Now you can start with the strip.First you have to take the strip and tape and configure a comfortable handle to fit your grip.Secondly,you have to figure out how you want to make it.I made mine with horns as you can see on the intro.You can use any metal strip you find in this way of sword making.But be sure you have the stamina to sharpen thick strips.(I've done it before and it takes for freaking ever!)

Step 3: Begin Sharpening

This is pretty self explainatory.Sharpen and becarefull.

Step 4: To Make Sheath

Take you're card board and metal strip and line them up.Cut out 2 shapes of youre blade from the card board.After youve done so,make sure that the card board and the blade are the same shape.Then you measure out how long your blade is and cut out a rectangle big enough to cover the edge of the sheath.Make two of these rectangle strips.I used a knife for this example.

Step 5: Cut Out

These will be some steps on how to make the sheath.

Step 6: Sheath Step #2

Cut out each pice of the card board.

Step 7: Sheath Step#3

Sandwitch the blade between the two main pices and use the side pices on the sides of the blade and the sheath.(The blade will have to be in the half way made sheath the whole time).

Step 8: This Is It!

This is what you should end up with.

Step 9: Dont You Feel Proud!

If you survived making it,you will find that the swords function will greatly depend on how thick you chose the metal.You can now use this sword as a macheti for lawn work.Or you could be really board and want to cut things like fruit or other random things.If you make it thin it will be more liable to bend and look like crap after use.But it will be easier to make and will have a better cutting effect.If you make it thick,than it will take longer to make,have a strong hack and slash effect(not clean cuts), but will last far longer.



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    You could have just used an axe to cut the the pointy end (sorry I don't know the correct terminology)...

    How do you cut it after you have your design?

    LOL metal saw. xD

    The reason my method of "sword making" is so simple, is because I am so limitted in the availiability of tools and space. So you see, I had to do it the hard way, with my little dremel hand held, a grinder, and a pear of metal sheers. It would really depend on what kind of strip you are using. I usually make a very basic shape and then just continue to grind the rest off and proceede to shape it with my grinder. Actually I can do a lot with a spinning wheel of stone.

    Okay thanks that makes sense

    ooo now i see what i forgot on my sheath! (the small rectangle bit for the edge) thnxs man!

    lol your right! my 10 year old bro made a sword too! course it was the scrap from my 6ft one ( hehe >=) )

    BY the way who said you where michael jackson

    I honestly have no clue since I made my profile a loong while back. Wierd thought I guess.