I have owned a set of samurai swords for a short while now. They sit nicely on my shelf, and are a great display piece. I however wanted something unique. There are two ways to get unique-
1. Spend alot of money on getting a custom item built.
2. Build one yourself.
I opted for the latter.
I have never done any metal work in my life, so I chose to buy a cheap blade, then recycle that into my own sword. I faced a problem here, as I wanted my sword to be purely decoration, something someone can pick up and enjoy its aesthetics, but unable to cause major harm, I purchased the sword of ebay, but i struggled to find a listing with a 'non sharp' blade, most buyers ignored my questions.
Finally i found one, a shortish sword, straight, one sided, pretty much what i was looking for.
The Liquid Blade of the Three Deserts is made up from a poly-bicubit liquid metal held in place with gravitational magnetic fields. Based on the 'Melon sword' concept, the magnets hold the liquid in an impossibly thin alignment, spanning only a few atoms wide on the sharp edge. A small reserve of liquid metal in the handle allows loss and healing of the blade.
The blade is given extra functionality with the spear tip located on the scabbard. When sheathed the sword can be used as a lunging spear. It also then doubles up as a two handed weapon, sword in one hand, spear tipped scabbard in the other.
Located in the handle is a gravity modifier, this has several purposes, the first is regulate the blade, and hold it in place. Second is to provide a perfect balanced blade no matter what stance, or how the blade is held. Finally, it can be clocked into over drive to deliver a 37 fold blow.
The name of the blade comes from when the overclock feature was first tested, the sword was ramped up to full power, and one brave individual strode out into the test zone, a swift swing brought the sword down onto the desert floor, only to crack the entire coastal region into three, creating The Three Deserts.
Step 1: Materials and Tools (greeness)
- An old sword (green if you recycle one)
- Cardboard (no matter what type you use waste card is everywhere, I got mine from a Print works)
- Leather (ask your local leather/furniture workers, no doubt they will have 'unusable' scraps)
- Metal (all my metal bits came from my 'metal junk draw', a must for any recycler)
- PVA glue
- Epoxy Resin
- A dremel esque tool, mine is a parkside from my local lidl
- Stanley knife, and plenty of blades.