This instructable will show you how to make a home made sword easily and effectively. But this will all depend on your creativity with it. I only made this when I was about 10, just as an example of how easy this is.
Step 1: Gather the Junk
First your going to need afew things sutch as any type of strong ties or metal strips.Tape of your choise will be needed(I perfer duck tape),and a bit of card board.The tools you will need will be a grinder of some sort,and a sort or hand grinder for detail.
Step 2: Hurry Up and Start!
Now you can start with the strip.First you have to take the strip and tape and configure a comfortable handle to fit your grip.Secondly,you have to figure out how you want to make it.I made mine with horns as you can see on the intro.You can use any metal strip you find in this way of sword making.But be sure you have the stamina to sharpen thick strips.(I've done it before and it takes for freaking ever!)
Step 3: Begin Sharpening
This is pretty self explainatory.Sharpen and becarefull.
Step 4: To Make Sheath
Take you're card board and metal strip and line them up.Cut out 2 shapes of youre blade from the card board.After youve done so,make sure that the card board and the blade are the same shape.Then you measure out how long your blade is and cut out a rectangle big enough to cover the edge of the sheath.Make two of these rectangle strips.I used a knife for this example.
Step 5: Cut Out
These will be some steps on how to make the sheath.
Step 6: Sheath Step #2
Cut out each pice of the card board.
Step 7: Sheath Step#3
Sandwitch the blade between the two main pices and use the side pices on the sides of the blade and the sheath.(The blade will have to be in the half way made sheath the whole time).
Step 8: This Is It!
This is what you should end up with.
Step 9: Dont You Feel Proud!
If you survived making it,you will find that the swords function will greatly depend on how thick you chose the metal.You can now use this sword as a macheti for lawn work.Or you could be really board and want to cut things like fruit or other random things.If you make it thin it will be more liable to bend and look like crap after use.But it will be easier to make and will have a better cutting effect.If you make it thick,than it will take longer to make,have a strong hack and slash effect(not clean cuts), but will last far longer.