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What is the best way to make a prop giant sword? Answered

I'm thinking a single edge, six to eight feet in length, about a foot wide (blade to blunt side) and one to three inches thick. The design is not very ornate.

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MisterHankie (author)2009-10-15

id use corragated cardboard reinforced with roofing wire, straightsticks, wood, or pvc. if u took a long peice of pvc and put 2 bentpeices of corrogated cardboard youd have a good durable sword with ahandle ready made. u can get all this stuff except the cardboard from ahardware store. for the cardboard just use old cardboard boxes or something

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and also, use a whole crapload of duct tape. trust me, itll beindestructable and safe to swing at someone

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Re-design (author)2009-09-29

If it's just going to sit in a corner as a static prop, you might look to the blue styrofoam at the building supply.

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Kiteman (author)2009-09-29

I would use a few layers of corrugated cardboard, glued together, then painted. You might want to cover exposed corrugations with masking tape before you paint it.

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