How to Make a Custom L.A.R.P Sword

Introduction: How to Make a Custom L.A.R.P Sword

This instructable will show you how to create a custom designed L.A.R.P weapon.

With these instructions you can build just about anything. From battle axes to maces. The only limit is how well you can work with PVC for the core.

Prices:

PVC pipe: For me it was $1.75 for 5ft.

Foam Camping Mat: $7

Duct tape: $4 per roll

Cord: $3

Tools needed:

Utility knife

Square

Marker

Tape Measure

A flat surface 


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    29 Discussions

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    Katrina4325
    Katrina4325

    Tip 1 year ago

    Can use pool noodle instead and with the mat.

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    Katrina4325
    Katrina4325

    Question 1 year ago

    How would I weight down a pvc sword so I can work on training (with my instructor) to a real one?

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    WL2
    WL2

    5 years ago on Introduction

    is there any other type of foam I can use

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    Katrina4325
    Katrina4325

    Reply 1 year ago

    My family uses pool noodles around pvc

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    erfinder
    erfinder

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    You can use memory foam from a mattress pad. It would just be heavy. I would use it for a mace or axe head only.

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    joshua5000
    joshua5000

    7 years ago on Introduction

    awesome, I don't know what L.A.R.P. means though... Make the Axe, Make the Axe, Make the Axe!

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    erfinder
    erfinder

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    L.A.R.P means Live Action Role Playing. Its akin to sword fighting as a kid except full force swings and shields and costumes and lots of people. As for making the Axe, I'll see. I need money to buy supplies first.

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    joshua5000
    joshua5000

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    If it's foam, and you want to get some power behind it, you should probably add some weight.

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    erfinder
    erfinder

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Adding weight is against the rules of L.A.R.P. You don't need weight, you feel it just fine. Especially when the right person is swinging it.

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    Lachlan Van Vliet
    Lachlan Van Vliet

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    cause when I was younger we full forced swung first the plastic swords, then home made wood ones which way quite a lot as they are very thick

    I'm 12 almost 13 (in September)

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    joshua5000
    joshua5000

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Most of the YouTube videos seem like they have some kind of L.D.S.sponsership

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    erfinder
    erfinder

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Lol no its not, a lot of videos have the Mormon.org ads. It doesn't mean that they are exclusively LDS.

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    Tristan14
    Tristan14

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Hey,
    I am lLooking at making a single edge sword.You reckon this would work with the PVC down the back edge of it? or will it require a more technical/difficult creation process?
    It is more for Cosplay than LARP, so doesn't need to withstand massive amounts of force.

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    Tristan14
    Tristan14

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for your reply, and thanks for the link. I will check it out