Sword of Altair (Assassin's Creed)

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This Instructable is a how-to for a wooden prop version of the sword that is carried by Altair in the game Assassin's Creed.

I decided to make the sword in three parts. Handle, Cross Guard, and Blade. Then I used a threaded metal rod to to make sure the connection between the three pieces was secure. It might have been easier to do one piece that started as the handle and turned into the blade and then attach the cross guard to it, but I already started before I thought of that and rather than lose momentum dwelling on how I could have done it I just kept on pressing on.

The supplies I used were:
-Thin pieces of wood (I got mine from a pallet)
-A threaded metal rod
-Wood glue
-Spray paint
-Clear coat
-Spray adhesive

The tools I used were:
-Coping saw
-Rasp and files
-Electric sander
-Rotary tool

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Step 1: Design

To get the look right I grabbed a picture of the sword off the internet, enlarged it to the size I wanted and then printed it out. I just printed the handle part since I figured I could probably do the blade without it.

Once I had the design traced onto the wood I cut it out with a coping saw.

Step 2: Shaping the Handle

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To get the rounded look I needed I just went to town with my rasp and files. I slimmed down the grip so the leather grip would be flush with the pommel. I also filed down the end of the handle to fit into the cross guard. Other than that I just rounded everything off.

After I had it shaped the way I wanted I drilled a hole into the end of the handle and through the cross guard. I also used my rotary Dremel to cut a slot into one side of the cross guard for the blade to fit into and a hole on the other side for the handle to fit into.

I got a little ahead of myself drawing the detail on but that's for the next step...
Real cool
The Rambler (author)  interestedturtle4 months ago
That's awesome! The detail on the handle looks great!
The Rambler (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
I was really happy with the way that turned out since the detail itself was so small and I had never done any painting like that before.
D-I-O-N1 year ago
Wow!! Looks great!!
poofrabbit1 year ago
Oh this is fantastic!! What a wonderful project!

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