Picture of making a buster sword without wood
 I see a I've been seeing a lot of tutorials of buster swords but they all require wood and i do not want to make one with wood so i thought of layering up cardboard to make one
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Step 1: Materials

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 for this easy and cheap build you will need 

-about a foot of pvc piping or any handle of your choice that you can cut
-mask en tape
-hot glue
-yarn or string (optional)

-something to cut your handle with
-hot glue gun

Step 2: Draw and cut

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 the first step is to draw the main shape of the buster sword on to card board about four times then cut them all out.

while your at it cut a slit in your pvc to fit the layers of cardboard

Step 3: Glue and tape

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 now glue your layers together the glue the handle to the bottom of the sword

tape around the corrugation of the sword so that it doesn't look like krap

(tip tape the handle down as well as glueing)

Step 4: Done... almost

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 now youre 20 minute buster sword is almost done just give it a cool paint job and if you want put string around the handle

Step 5: Now you are done

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 this buster sword is pretty tought so go have fun with it and if it breaks just make another one heck scince its only like 1 dollar each you might as well make seven more

p.s while its drying you can have some soda
curvy773 years ago
lol im trying to make a buster sword too. only problem is.... mine gonna be real!! any designs you can send me?
apalate4 years ago
I almost forgot to say this. Try painting the blade with a metallic color, the bottom part between the blade and handle gold, and painting the handle red? Also consider placing a unused knob on the handle and just paint it gold. It will look more realistic that way.
apalate4 years ago
I honestly think it's a great tutorial and it really makes a lot of sense, but don't you think it will be better to add two styrophonec balls painted green on the materia slots to make it look like your buster sword is the real deal?
Good Instructable, but do you have any pics of the actual sword? Did you have a chance to make one of your own? Thanks.
DETHKLOK005 years ago
awesome instructable but you should add that you should cut and glue cardboard to the bottom to keep it together for extra durability and to also glue two pieces of cardboard to the lower part of the blade and paint that gold to make it look more realistic