Picture of Skyrim: Nordic Sword Mk2
In this instructable i am making another Nordic sword because i wasn't happy with the previous one i made :P

Things you will need:-
  • Knife
  • EVA foam
  • Styrofoam
  • Marker pen
  • Black metal paint
  • Silver metal paint
  • Polyurethane resin
  • Ruler
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Step 1: Step 1

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So first bring up an image of what you want to make and scale it to the right size.


Now you can cut the template out and stick the parts together!

Step 2: Step 2

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Now you have your paper template you can now draw around them onto your foam!

For the hilt i would use styrofoam and the blade use EVA foam!

I use thin children's play

Step 3: Step 3

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For added durability i used polyurethane resin on the blade and under coated the entire sword in black metal paint.

Step 4: Step 4

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Time to added some detail!

I use fake fur from a textiles shop, the same stuff i used on my steel plat armour.

For the silver colour i used hammerite hammered silver metal paint and wrapped plumbers tape around the handle.

Hope this helps you in your prop making and once again thank you!

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do you carve the inner details in with a knife or just make the foam thinner?


i was also just wondering if the polyurethane resin is toxic

Nate Space (author)  mrbazinga1011 year ago

Ok so first i made the middle part of the blue foam thinner (this is tricky and a bit annoying) then the finer detail is done with thin children's foam :)

For polyurethane use a mask as it is toxic and also paint it on outside! :P Once its dry the sword should be a bit more solid but still not perfect, i'm gonna experiment with fiberglass resin in the future, hope this all helps!