Have you ever wanted to make an awesome Sword-like thing? HERES HOW!
Heres what you need:
Plexiglass (Either two sheets, or one think one)
Aluminum shaped like this "|_|" about the width of the thick plexiglass or the two sheets.
Tape (Cloth or electrical)
Glue (both hot and regular)
Something to cut Plexiglass (We used a dremmel)
First, trace out the blade design you want on the plexiglass. We Chose a 1 1/2 inch width, 36 inch long blade.
Next cut it out. We used a dremmel.
Then, measure out the metal to go down the long side, and both sides of the hilt. Cut and grind.
Trace out the shape you want for the guard.
Mix your red paint, or other color with glue. This is for you blade, so pick carefully. Then paint the blade and the guard with this mixture.
Now "Tennis-Wrap" the hilt in the tape...
and wrap on your string!
Then glue on the hilt, and you are done!