Ever wanted to be fruit ninja ? Now you can! Make your own sword that can slice through anything in its path.
This was a fun project and got to put a few skills into practise.
Check out a video on how its made here
Step 1: The Whole Point..
Grab a pencil and mark out a point at the end of a length of steel I used a 2 x 35 x 380 mm but you can make them any size you want..
Then cut it with a hacksaw and grind the edges down.
Step 2: Put an Edge on It..
Using a belt sander and a file i slowly sharpened the edges and sharpened the point, pay attention to what angle you sharpen at because if you want to find a balance between a knife edge and an axe edge so it is sharp but the edge isnt fragile.
Step 3: Preparing for Stress
I used a torch to heat up the metal in-between the handle and the start of the edge so that that part of the steel will be softer so it can absorb the force from hitting things.
Step 4: Can You Handle It ?
I found some extra length of steel and cut it in half then I used those pieces to lock the blade in place as show in image 2, I drilled holes to attach pins and also some extra ones to allow for the epoxy to have something to grab onto.
Step 5: Finishing the Handle
I got the pins of with a hacksaw then I drew a handle out, I then used a hacksaw, powerfile and a lot of elbow grease to get the handle to shape, an angler grinder with sanding disk would have helped but I need to buy a new one.
I then screwed on a cheap leather belt and coloured in the edges.
Step 6: Get Slicing!
Its important that you take care when swinging around a sharp length of metal....but have fun anyway