Nerf Glaive

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I read about boffers like the ones used in Dagorhir games, so I thought I'd give it a try. I was pleased to find that they're pretty simple to make.

-This one is really just a 1/2in PVC core with several layers of polyethylene foam normally used for insulating pipes. If I remember right, there are at least three layers.
-I mostly meant for it to be used with more of a cleaving swing, but it was bound to be used in a thrusting motion at some point. To make it safe, I made it solid foam for about six inches of the tip. Good thing, too, since my brother decided it'd make a good javelin when he got his hands on it.
-Most boffers are finally wrapped in some kind of tape, which I did a bit to keep its shape. But that makes kind of a cheesy final look. I had some stretchy spandex-like material, so I made a big "sock" to slip over which I painted with a sponge. You could probably achieve something similar with a pair of nylon stockings.
-Half-inch PVC pipes make lousy handles, so I wrapped the whole thing in some parachute cord I had around.
-I originally intended to make the handle interchangeable and make different weapons from the same blade, but I stuck with a short spear shape when I realized I could make it break down into a relatively small shape. I used slip-fit connectors at first, but replaced them with screw-on connectors when I realized that was an awful idea; it tended to come apart mid-swing.

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    Ryhorn12

    4 years ago

    That's a Kunai knife (spelling is off) a glaive is like a bladed frisbee

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    nerfrocketeer

    4 years ago

    Nice, good work. Glad to see a new nerfer in the community! Welcome!

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    zcheek

    4 years ago

    God start. However it wouldn't pass inspection on a field. Dagorhir gas a strict set of rules designed for safety and playability. Also, PVC is starting to fade out in favor of fiberglass because it tends to break too easily. If you would like to learn more check out Dagorhir.com and look at the Manual of Arms for actual guidelines. Have fun!