How to Make a Samurai Sword

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Introduction: How to Make a Samurai Sword

Adam shows you how to make a Samurai Sword on a low buget.You'll need duct tape,carboard and silver spray paint.

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    Ok i don;'t know why people start raging about things names, but here it is. I know a true blacksmith. My family has been in th emetalworking trade for 3 generations. I kinda know what i'm talkign about here. Swords are made relative toy YOUR body. So this means a katana can be different lengths but it's still a katana! And a bokken is a different sword from the katana. It was usually made fo wood for sparring.

    um even with thick card board you want it to be 1/2 an inch wide (this is 4 layers of
    thick card board)

    For god's sake Samurai swords are called Katanas! ( there are others, such as wakizashi and tanto! ) Gosh! But nice I'ble.

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    While we're in the business of playing advocate for a higher power . . .Katana is plural or singular as needed "Katanas", "Bokkens", etc just make us look ignorant and place us at risk of ridicule.

    Dude, I know. I just americanized it. I don't think I should be overly serious in proving my point to some kid who don't know jack crud about Nihonto.

    A Katana is 3 feet long with three and a half fist long handle, a Samurai Sword is 2 and a half feet long and has a 2 and a quarter fist long handle and was usually used from horseback. In other words, you're wrong.

    Alright. I've read all of the comments above this one. How freaking serious do you all take this crap. Are any of you real samuri? No. Stop being such  damn know it alls and, yes we get it , it's a freaking katana! Stop taking this so seriously.

    first of all you should call it a katana and and second say fake or prop sword.
    but nice instructable (sort of i wanted to make a real one!!!!!)

    katana is the technical term for samurai sword, but there's more to it. traditionally, a samurai would carry 3 swords: the katana, the waikazashi, and the tanto. katanas aren't all made the same leanght . depending on the blacksmith, the sword would be a different leanght and have more or less curvature. there are also swords called odachi's, odachi's are swords that have a form similar to the katana but are allot longer.

    no a samurai sword is not a katana the katana is slightly smaller than a samurai sword, dont believe me get a katana and a samurai sword like i have

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    Not to be rude or anything but swords are DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO WIELD THEM. If a sword is properly made it is relative to the size of your body. Judging by your name you like swords and knives and throwing stars and you probably have quite a collection, but you don't have any idea what you're talking about.

    Oh and PS: "samurai sword" is not a technical term, Katana on the other hand is the generic name for any sword of Japanese make.

    Once again, not trying to be rude, but please research the weapons instead of just hoarding them.

    i did every thing the same althought i used wood insted of carcboard

    hey u should ude corragated cardboard ps. its calle a hilt pps. i think

    it looks more like a nights swrod then a ninjas but still sweet