Sword Sheath

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Introduction: Sword Sheath

For all the people that own swords or perhaps a machete here is how you can build a sheath (if your blade didn't come with one or the old one broke.) It is a very simple project plus it helps to keep the blade protected, not to mention you...safe.

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Step 1: Supplies

There are not very many supplies needed to complete this project. The few items you may need are:
*Sword, or knife( you need something to sheath)
*knife or scissors( for use as a tool)
*cardboard
*tape or glue
*pencil, ruler

Step 2: Creation

First you measure out the length of the blade you are going to build the sheath for. Cut out a piece of cardboard you can fold into four different sections like the second picture. I left a flap on the bottom so the won't be and opening on both sides. Fold the sections into a triangle opening...I also sliced the outer edge so it would be a cleaner fold. Then glue or tape it into place. Ah the simplicity of it. You can also add a belt loop onto the sheath for easier carrying. And thats it....happy slicing, but please be careful.

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    23 Discussions

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    mideivalmenace

    where did you get the swords themselves? More beautiful than my scimitars. my favorite fighting weapon: the double scimitar. I also like Japenese straight swords

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    nvxcmz
    nvxcmz

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    sorry, not to be mean just wondering didn't the Chinese have strait swords, i never heard of a Japanese strait sword, i mean if you have a katana why would you need anything else?. i don't know much about kung fu weapons but i know the strait sword is chinese ( i have 2 of them)  but if there is a japanese strait sword let me know, it sounds pretty cool.

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    Virtuous
    Virtuous

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     Yea, I don't know of any Japanese straight swords either, actually the one I do know that is Chinese, the Jian, is called the Kana by the Japanese; however it is still the same Chinese sword...Idk if the Japanese actually ever used it.

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    Neovenetar
    Neovenetar

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    i have, a ninjato/ninjaken you know ninja swords? they are straight that's why they are uk mass produce legal.

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    nvxcmz
    nvxcmz

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    i have seen a sort of straightened Katana, compleatly impracticale, but it is a "straight japanese sword"

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    sbjupiter
    sbjupiter

    10 years ago on Step 2

    No offense, but it seems like you made this instructable just to show off your cool blades.

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    Virtuous
    Virtuous

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

     hahaaa! On the contrary....I made it to enter into the Cardboard contest that was a while ago...but people also like looking at swords, if I didn't have them in this it would just be lame and not as cool. You said yourself they were "cool blades" lol

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    sbjupiter
    sbjupiter

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

    Sorry man I'm not trying to be mean, the swords are definitely cool. And I didnt know about the contest, I'm kinda new to this site. I'll add an instructable soon hopefully.

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    Virtuous
    Virtuous

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

     It's all good...I never took it as you trying to be mean anyways.  Welcome to the site, I'm interested to see what you have to offer instructable wise.

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    nvxcmz
    nvxcmz

    10 years ago on Introduction

    i thought you were making a sheath not a cardboard thing that wouldnt work i mean seriously at least make it look cool

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    Virtuous
    Virtuous

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    ok *** hole, have you thought that maybe it does work and maybe its just that you suck at making anything that takes a lil effort?... Mine works just fine and does not fall apart or split open.  BTW this was for the cardboard contest that was like a couple months ago...pls if your gonna comment, make it constructive or at least a "little helpful

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    corey_caffeine
    corey_caffeine

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    not to mention it's a cheap and easy way to protect your blade from scuffs.

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    Virtuous
    Virtuous

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    You probably could depending on the cardboard you use or the way you fold it together, but the one I have shown is actually very sturdy the way I folded it.

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    Virtuous
    Virtuous

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    nice I got mine from a garage sale for around 20 bucks i think...

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    Virtuous
    Virtuous

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I wanna say I got the greatsword for around 40-50 bucks but I'm not so sure anymore...