Boffers are fun to play with other people. The rules are simple. Try and hit the arms and legs. A chest or back hit is a death. If you do get hit on the arm or leg it gets chopped off (meaning you cannot use any more until the next round).If or when you die you are out until the next round. No head shots.
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Step 1: Gather Material
knife of sorts
Something to cut the PVC (pipe cutters work the best)
Step 2: Pipe Cutting
Measure the PVC pipe to the length that you would like to fight with. Then using your pipe cutters of sorts cut the pipe. I would have used my pipe cutters, but as you can see in the picture of the materials mine are pretty messed up.
Step 3: Cut and Cover
Now when you hit someone you don't want to be whacking them with a hard stick so you cover it in pool noodles. Leaving at least 7-8 in. on the bottom for the handle, make the pool noodle 2-3 in. longer than the tip of the PVC. This is for just in case when you stab someone you won't get a stomach full of hard PVC but instead a soft pool noodle. then shove the PVC into the pool noodle leaving the 2-3 in. on the end.
Step 4: Cross Guard
This step is for the cross guard. Cut a piece of pool noodle at least 6-7 in.. Now cut a hole straight through the middle of the cross guard piece. Now slide this part onto the handle end of the sword.
Step 5: Hilt
Cut an inch long piece for the end or hilt of the sword. You can either shape this into a square for more detail or leave it a circle for simplicity.
Step 6: Covering the Blade
For the blade you are going to want to cover it lengthwise in duct tape. Continue covering until the whole blade is covered.
Step 7: Covering the Crossguard
While covering the crossguard you are going to want to cover it lengthwise as well. Make any extra cuts to the tape needed to make it form to the blade. Where the handle and the blade extrude from the crossguard put tape from where it comes out to the end and repeat on the other side. To make sure everything is covered you may want to put a few thin strips in the corners.
Step 8: Covering the Handle
In this step you put a strip of duct tape on the handle and again make any cuts necessary to make it flush and wrap around the hilt nicely.
Step 9: Enjoy!
Now that you are done: Make a couple more, invite some friends over and have some fun!
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