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

Intro: 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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    Katrina4325

    Tip 2 months ago

    Can use pool noodle instead and with the mat.

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    Katrina4325

    Question 2 months 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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    Katrina4325WL2

    Reply 2 months ago

    My family uses pool noodles around pvc

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    erfinderWL2

    Reply 3 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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    erfinderjoshua5000

    Reply 6 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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    joshua5000erfinder

    Reply 6 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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    erfinderjoshua5000

    Reply 6 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.

    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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    erfinderjoshua5000

    Reply 6 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

    4 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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