-steel conduit (around $5)
-dowel the same diameter as the pipe (about $3)
-1 1/2''x12" sheet steel ( $8 for a full sheet)
-some thing to wrap the handle (leather paracord etc.)
-small diameter bolt
-washer about the size of the pipes diameter
-saw for wood
-a pipe bending tool (don't know the name feel free to post)
-drill press (with a drill bit the size of the pipes diameter and one the size of the bolt)
Step 1: Step 1 - Planing
Step 2: Step 2 - the Easy Part
Before you bend the pipe you have to cut the dowel to the length of the handle and use the mallet to hammer it into the pipe.
Then you bend the pipe in the pipe bender to the curve of your drawing make sure you bend in more than one place to give it a more natural curve.
Step 3: Step 3 - the Not So Easy Part
Step 4: Step 4 - the Hilt
using the drill bit that is a little bit smaller than the pipe drill close to one end and 2" (5cm) from the other end
bend so it fits comfortably.
Step 5: Step 5 - the Hilt Continued
If the Hilt is lose try welding it if you don't have a welding torch just push the Hilt up the shaft and drill the hole it should be a fairly snug fit
twist the bolt into the hole and attach the nut on the other side
Wrap the handle in paracord or leather (i used suede it is a lot softer than paracord)
After you add the hilt feel free to use a file and sharpening stone to give it a edge