I knocked this project out in a few hours and you could probably do it in a shorter amount of time not making the mistakes I did. It's a fun simple metal working project that has a pretty cool result. It might not be the most professional sword in the world though it is cheap and easy to make so it balances out. I hope you enjoy and be safe while wielding the sword.
Step 1: Stuff You Will Need
1. Bar of steel
2. File (If you have a grinder that is 1000 times better.)
3.Grip Material (I used baseball bat grip.)
That's it for the basic build. If you want to make a hand guard like I did just a couple more things.
4.Metal Plate ( Thick flat piece of aluminum)
Step 2: Draw Out a Pattern
Basically, draw out whatever pattern you want on your sword. I personally made mine extremely simple but if you want to draw some crazy pattern go ahead.
Step 3: Cut Out the Pattern
I then used a hacksaw to cut out the pattern I drew on the sword. Again in my build, I used a very simple pattern not just because I'm lazy but some cuts would have been difficult to cut out so keep this in mind if your only means of cutting metal is a hack saw like me.
Step 4: Lots and Lots of Filing
This is the longest part of the build. You want to start filing at a 45-degree angle and slowly move the file until it is nearly parallel to the sword. This process took me about an hour and a half. Also if you want you could continue and further sharpening with a sharpening stone or belt.
*Also leave a section at the bottom not sharpened, size depending on the size of your hands.
Step 5: Guard and Grip
The Guard is simply an aluminum plate I drilled filed to press fit on the sword then I added super glue to help the fit.
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