Katana Sword

Introduction: Katana Sword

The sword is pretty durable and pretty strong. You can swing it but it will hurt you wrist a little bit. It looks pretty much like a samurai sword maybe a little different but it works. Don't swing at anybody for it will hurt. I would say practice soft but no hardcore swinging. Oh yeah, this is my first instructable so feel free to criticize or anything like that, give feedback. The pix might not be clear considering they were taken with camera phone but you can still tell pix I think.

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Step 1: Katana Handle

Use gray rods, and green connectors for the handle. White connectors up at the top for later the guard. The handle is pretty self explanatory but it could still be a bit tricky. The black little pieces on the handle, it may make holding it more comfortable but they make the sword a little more sturdier.

Step 2: The Guard of the Sword

The guard can be really tricky to put together. Hopefully my instructions will be enough. But if you look at the pix then I think it is pretty well put together. Connect little while rods onto the white round connectors. Put green connectors onto little white rods as shown.

Step 3: Starting the Blade

At the top of the handle where the white connectors are, the tips of nine gray rods are sticking out. hook orange connectors onto those tips, put blue spacers as shown.

Step 4: The Blade and Some Tips for It

The pix show a tip of how to make the blade and make it easier on you. On the blade, the gray part, takes three layers. Start with the middle gray piece and fallow the pix. Once you got the middle in, the rest you can do from there I think.

Step 5: Extension for Handle

If you want to make the handle a little longer to resembling a samurai sword, add on. Rebuild the handle but way shorter and connect it to regular handle w/ orange connectors. If you were able to follow the instructions I laid out, then you have yourself a descent knex katana.

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    21 Discussions

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    jracine2x
    jracine2x

    2 years ago

    believe it or not, this was when I was 17, just under a different user name. looking back Ten years and honestly I still cant believe I created something like that :)

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    Sinister_zero_X
    Sinister_zero_X

    4 years ago

    If i migh say, Very nice Blade quite powerful very strong, Perfect Hilt i might Mod it, Othe then that great. +1 for me

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    W trouble
    W trouble

    9 years ago on Introduction

    yu dudes r so in edgucayted
    if you is going to post, post a eduducayted qwestun err anser. dont just post sum stuupid coment.

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    black ops
    black ops

    8 years ago on Introduction

    niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    General Eggs
    General Eggs

    9 years ago on Introduction

    I'd have to say, this is a nice sword. I think it falls more under the category of ninjato than a katana. Great instructable though!

    I agree. I was surfing instructables looking for information on DIY metal forging when I stumbled on this. Kind of misleading.

    -Y

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    dungeon runner
    dungeon runner

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I mean that you advertised it as a "Katana", not a "Katana made out of K'nex". If this were a site devoted only to K'nex that would be fine. I clicked on the link because I was looking up information about forging weapons out of real metal at home (yes, people do this, and it's surprisingly easy). Not to say it isn't a cool instructable, but you should just make the title more descriptive. Nice work! The best thing I ever built out of K'nex was a crappy block pistol.

    -Y

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    Gamer geek
    Gamer geek

    9 years ago on Introduction

    a EXTREMELY simple blade anyone who cant build from these pix post i can help

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    jack691
    jack691

    10 years ago on Step 1

    nice Katana i like it a lot thanks a lot

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    arrow shot
    arrow shot

    10 years ago on Introduction

    its great, but it broke for me. im going to need a really strong sword...

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    taichimaster
    taichimaster

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Wait, if you were using like a real and hitting a tree or wall something, of course it's going to break. Remember the sword isn't steel.

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    pettry
    pettry

    10 years ago on Introduction

    IT'S A REALLY GOOD SWORD I WAS LOOKING FOR ONE THIS IS DEFINETLY THE BEST

    i built it and love it so much and very good for a first instructable i'll give it 5 stars also if you are new here welcome to instructables

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    Gamer917
    Gamer917

    10 years ago on Introduction

    i thought it was a real sword... its that good lookin... and pics r kinda blurry