How to Make a Simple and Easy Buster Sword

This is how you make a very simple buster sword in a day if you have all the materials. This is my first instructable and I worked hard to make it. So please don't criticize me. Read entire set of directions before starting. my sword had a blade that was 82 inches tall, a hilt at 1 1/2 inches, and a handle at 11 inches. So in total my sword was 7 feet 10 1/2 inches tall but it can be shorter to fit a Halloween costume or something (actually it is recomended that it be anywhere from 3 to 6 feet). Put any suggestions in the comments and please give this a five star rating.

Step 1: Materials and Work Space

Now you are going to need:
Nails (or screws if you would like to)
Thick dowel (I used 1 1/8 inch dowel)
Drill bit matching your dowel
Glue (I used gorilla glue but you can use wood glue)
wood (Desirably 3/4 inch high 5 1/2 inch wide and another at 3 3/8 wide by 1 1/2 inch high)
something to prop wood up on
saw (table or hand held you decide)
 Paint ( if desired)
Tape measure (if you like to be exact)

Step 2: Starting Off

We are starting with the area in the picture. Since I used gorilla glue I don't know the drying time of wood glue but what you need to do is use drill and drill bit to make a hole through your hilt part in the middle. Drill through about half way and then insert plenty of glue and then dowel. Cut the top of the thinner wood to a desirable height and point. wait until glue is strong before you pick it up. To test this poke glue with tooth pick.

Step 3: Glueing the Blade

After the handle dries prop up the blade so it is at the level on the hilt that you want. Then put glue on the bottom of the blade. put it against the hilt which I would also recommend propping up. wait until glue is strong it does not have to be absolutely dry.

Step 4: Nailing for Security

Use nails (I used 6. 3 on each side of the hilt)  to put blade in a secure position nail in the handle by nailing through the wood on the side of the hilt. For extra security put nails in the  wedge that the gorilla glue creates around the handle.

Step 5: Final Touches and Congratulations

Using the drill create two holes at the lower part of the blade. Paint if desired and cut handle to desired shape if you would like. You have a Buster Sword. If you would like to put screws in the handle for design you can.



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    6 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I looks great! Easy to follow, also. I'm going to try making one (but a little smaller)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    yeah it is
    that is why i recomended making it smaller
    my handle broke because it was old wood
    but i still have it but I would recomend a metal or thicker handle
    or a smaller overall sword


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Great for a fist instructable. Looks sort of heavy though. Good overall job.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    WOW! Now that is one BIG Buster Sword. The blue handle is way cool and this blade is way BIG!!!! You definitely need to wield that bad boy outside or your Mom will not be happy discovering household lamps DOA on the floor:) Nice work!


    7 years ago on Step 5

    Nice job kid! looks like you put a lot of effort into this - all your hard work finally paid off :P