Ever wanted to show off your inner ninja without being arrested for carrying a scary katana or wakizashi? Now you can with this awesome umbrella!
Step 1: What You Need
-One piece of wood (appx 1*0.5*7inches)
-A few feet of black nylon webbing or similar material
-glue gun or staple gun
Step 2: Making the Wood Part
The main part of the sword's hilt is wood.
I took a length of wood and cut it down to 1in by 0.5in by 7in. Then I rounded the edges with a file. The size and shape of the wood is optional. You should have a look at other hilts to get ideas.
Step 3: Attaching the Hilt to the Umbrella
The hilt is going to replace the handle on the umbrella, so there needs to be a way to attach it. The simplest way is to cut the handle off and stick the new one on.
Cut the handle off with a saw or break it off with pliers. Then drill a hole on the hilt that is the same size as the new end the umbrella. If both ends come together well, this step is done.
Step 4: Wrapping the Handle
The nylon webbing it for wrapping the handle. What I did was cut "bowties" with scissors and wrap it around the wood with glue along the webbing. You may need to cut and reglue sections of it.
Another method (which is also the right way to do it) can be found at http://pages.prodigy.net/tlbuck/tsuka/tsuka.htm
Step 5: Finish
Take the hilt and attach it to the umbrella with a bit of glue. Go show off your amazing umbrella or give it to someone for Christmas.
Some ideas on what you can do with the hilt is:
-Put it on ski poles.
-Put it on a conductor's baton.
-Make your hockey stick look like a ninja sword.