Introduction: How to Make a Sword

About: I have this page to show people that you don't have to be an expert to try to make something, or paint something, or weld something, or design something. Just get in there and try it. Get your hands dirty!

DISCLAIMER:  Make a sword at your own risk!  I'm just showing you how I did it--not saying you should follow my methods.  I certainly think you should use personal protective equipment (PPE), and follow safe tool use precautions.

 I didn't know ANYTHING about making a sword, and I don't claim to know much more now.  I know that a real sword is forged and advanced blacksmithing and forging skills are required for creating a real sword.

Mine, on the other hand, is based on a hybrid European two-handed double-edged broadsword made from crappy mild steel (low carbon content), and it isn't tempered or anything.  At best, this is purely decorative. 

But, it was FUN to make!

That said, I think it could probably at least be stowed away as a weapon to hack up zombies, should some apocalyptic event should occur.

Hope you like it.  More videos to come!

--Jason Sipe