Make Your Own Real Sword !

Introduction: Make Your Own Real Sword !

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

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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago

    Well, I like it! It reminds me of a Roman Gladius, and I am sure it is better quality than the originals.


    4 years ago

    Essentially you made a wall hanger, this "sword shaped obect", wouldnt hold up in any standard, you used cheap quality steel, and did no heat treatment to it. If you want a true sword, get a leaf spring from the junk yard, build a charcoal forge, and beat it flat on a anvil, or anvil substitute. Forge and/or grind it to shape, then research proper metal heat treatment, and finish, the blade. Its easier than one would think, here is my first attempt.

    Tom Howbridge
    Tom Howbridge

    Reply 4 years ago

    While it is not as one would consider a true sword , one must let creativity breathe, As it's important to understand that not every one has those skills or tools.

    Awesome sword!