Ninja Arm Bracers.




This instructable will show you how to make the first piece of ninja armor. The arm bracer.
Sorry it's fuzzy. :9 My camera stinks!

Step 1: Step 1

Start by pulling the handle out.
Then cut the PLASTIC paint can(found at Wallmart) at a slant like in the pic.

Step 2: Step 2

now cut the top and bottom of the can off with shears(knifes work too but I kept slipping and slicing my finger open).

Step 3: Step3

Now cut the other side of the can diagonally like a mirror image.

Step 4: Step 4

To continue, drill holes about half an inch from the diagonal cut and about one inch apart from each other.

Step 5: Step 5

Next trim any uneven places and thread a shoe string through the holes and your done!


Bisquick the ninja.



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    54 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I'll deffinetely be doing that, as soon as I find a plastic paint can. Unfortunetely my Dad only uses metal ones.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    If you want really strong protection, get some 3 mm steel plate. That'll stop a sword as well as any traditional Japanese armor. Anything thinner just won't cut it. (Pardon the pun) Once, while throwing my low quality, blunt Shaken, I missed the target and the shuriken punched almost 1/2" into a metal paint can. Needless to say, I would not want to have that can for my armor, although as voltan says, you could deflect rather than block.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I don't know about you, but I wouldn't be looking a block a sword with my arm bracer with metal or no. Granted, the option to do so is nice. Neat.

    2 replies

    I agree with Voltan. One of my first improvised defensive measures would be arm guards and elbow pads. If possible, I might add shin guards. First reason, I'd be using cardboard in an emergency because it's common and light weight. Second, This is not 'great' but if I'm moving through rubble, I like the extra "cuts and bruises" protection. IF attacked, I'll be happy for any measure of defense, even it is cardboard vs skin.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    You could slip some padding under the bracer and that would help.  Despite what the movies and video games show us, these are likely used to deflect rather than a straight block.  Pushing a blade to the side with a bracer is a lot safer than with a bare arm.  :)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    i have a good idea...
    you could use the plastic as a base and cover the surface of it with leather so it looks really realistic.
    you can stretch it over like a drum skin or glue it or both.


    8 years ago on Step 5

    If some one shoots you with something, Block their attack with the arm bracers and attack them by bashing the plastic at their face!!!

     google and see if there is a shop called Tandy Leather Factory in your area, and ask for armor grade leather.  works really well.  about 30$ for an entire hide.

    tandy leather is amazing. Snag legitimate leather tools there as well, in case you are planning on using grommets etc.. I bought a leather punch from there, and some additional tools.. made my life a hell of a lot easier than using a hammer and nail, grommet punch, or a drill-bit to make holes for hand sewing. Tandy Leather Factory 100%.

    I was just given an entire Kudu pelt for free. So excited..

    actually no, it depends on the length and type of your armor and boots. if you're wearing battle or war boots, then yes, the greaves would be worn that high. however, if you're wearing regular boots or sandals then no, they are worn for shins. however, if you are wearing sandals odds are you're a gladiator and are wearing an armored kilt. with regular boots, you would wear a full length armored tunic, such as chain maille or scale maille(awesome!). if you're wearing plate maille, well then it really doesn't matter.

    YES! the only thing you have to do different is cut the corners off of the bigger end of the finished product. Something else you can do, is hot glue knee guards onto the outside of the front for added coolness!