Katana in progress

I'm forging my second sword of the summer this one wont come out as badly as my other one because I'm putting lots more time into it and much better materials. Progress report 1 1. exploded view! 2. different exploded view 3. my custom tsuba 4. custom habaki (that I want to paint gold or put gold over the steel) 5. I don't know the name of this but it holds the handle together 6. the forged end of the tang. 7. view of the back of the handle and blade. 8. frontal view of the blade obviously it's not sharpened...

Topic by the_burrito_master 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


knex katana? Answered

I'm looking for a long knex katana

Question by knexknex22 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


katana help?

How to make a large stick into a derable katana ps the pic is just some cool swords

Question by dude787 7 years ago


can somebody make a katana pls (not a knex)?

A metal katana pls

Question by disturbedforever 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



What to use for a katana blade??? Answered

I am planning on making a katana. However, I have no idea what variety of carbon steel to get or where to order it from. HELP!!!

Question by General Eggs 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Curved katana illegal in the UK? Answered

I am a bit confused about this, some websites say that all swords that are curved are illegal in the uk, but other sites say that if they are forged using "traditional methods" (ie. not mass produced) they are legal. is this correct?

Question by Neovenetar 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


rose nasty beam katana hilt?

I was wondering how to make the hilt of the main katana of the rose nasty katana from no more heroes 2. you see there is a big anime convention in my area next month and because i share a similar build i decided to go as travis touchdown. for a refrence image here you go: http://itw.wikia.com/wiki/Travis_Touchdown (1/3 way down, the upper katana)

Question by megasone 7 years ago


How thick is a katanas blade closest to the handle and how thick is it 1.5 inches from the tip?

How thick is a katanas blade closest to the habaki and how thick is it 1.5 inches from the tip?

Question by the_burrito_master 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how do you make a real katana ?

Question by naruto fan 1996 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


is anyone gunna post Jscap's katana?

Is anyone gunna post it? i tried to make it, but i couldn't exactly figure it out one hundred percent. if anybody knows how to make it who isn't lazy, could you post or show me?

Topic by thebboy 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can somebody help me make a knex Katana from the show Sons of Guns? Answered

Can somebody pleease help me make the Katana rifle from the show sons of Guns. Here is a picture of it if anybody has made it please let me know and if it is possible maybe make instructions. Also i want help making this gun out of knex. Somebody please help me.

Question by slimshaddy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can someone set me right with this Japanese naming? Answered

I have a sword and want to call it death princess, does that make it's name Shini-hime or  Shin-hime, or is it something completely different?

Question by Neovenetar 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Opening and closing beam katana (Tsubaki from No More Heroes)

I recently decided I'm going to go as Travis Touchdown for Halloween, and a friend and I decided we were going to attempt to make the Tsubaki Beam Katana. (the one in the middle)We've thought about making one that is always closed, (not able to extend out to open position) so I can wear it on my belt. But where's the fun in that. So we thought of course about making one that will always be extended out, (not able to collapse into closed position) but it would be cumbersome at times that I would need both my hands wherever I was, and I don't like putting things down, just so I can come back to it to see that it's been handled by someone else and broken, (I plan on it being sturdy, but still, someone will find a way) or even worse... missing. So I guess the only option would be to make a fully functioning one (being able to extend and collapse through the use of buttons, and when extended out, pressing a switch to turn on a light for the "beam")So basically thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm3crEC-fAw#t=0m5sexcept without the hitting of people part. lolThere is multiple ways I've thought on how to approach this, the simplest, but non awesome way, would be to just use gravity, like the old school toy lightsabers. If there's no other way, I guess that will be what I have to end up doing. But, lets not give up so soon shall we? I've thought of using a long spring, but the only place I thought of where to put that would be in the tube that would light up for the 'beam', but once lit up you would be able to see the shadow of the spring projected onto the tube, and I don't really want that. Another idea was to use air pressure somehow, I really don't know how though, this kind of stuff isn't exactly my forte. And my last idea was some gears that could possibly be used on the stick piece that extends on the outside of the beam, to hold the top of the whole beam katana, but that might be hard to pull off since that piece is going to be sectioned like an antenna that extends out.So what I'm asking for is different ideas that I could possibly use to get this thing to shoot open on command. I would like for it to shoot open and snap closed, but being able to get it to only shoot open seems more plausible in this situation. (and just manually close it by hand) But if you have ideas for it to open AND close on command, then please share, for I just may try it.Thank you for your time in reading this, and any help you have to offer.

Topic by SamuraiSamori 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can someone help me name my new swords? Answered

I have two new swords, they look very similar, one is a ninjato or shinobigatana and the other is a tanto, I need some names for them, I already have the name Shinihime (death-princess) for another sword, so I was thinking the japanese words for one and two or long and short. Can anyone help me here?

Question by Neovenetar 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Swords

I recently have re-awoken a serious interest of mine: swordsmithing. I am in contact with a swordsmith and his apprentice,but they are both a bit far from me. If you have any expirience in bladesmithing, swordsmithing, blacksmithing, or are an apprentice, I would like to hear about your expirience and how you got started. Or if you are at least educated in this feild, I would like to hear about it, or get recomendations on what books to read. I have a basic outline about how the blades are made, but that's about it. Or, just converse among yourselves, there is a serious lack of REAL swords on instructables. I mean, I look up the word 'sword' and I get tips on how to make replicas and models. That's just fine, but I intend to be making a living offa these things. Among other things... Also, I am talking about the Japanese method of swordmaking. Not necessarily katanas, but the method seems to have great quality to it. *a side note* A quality blade is at least $200-up, and I'd be working with tamahagane. I would not buy one for any less.

Topic by Professor Tor Coolguy 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Change phone language from spanish to english

I have a Sprint Sanyo Katana, some of my friends thought it would be funny to change the language to spanish. I can not find how to change the language back, partially due to the menus in spanish are different from the english menus on Sprint's online manual, and partially due to everything is abbreviated to fit on the screen. Google was no help.

Question by DELETED_Fuogger 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


knex kodachi

A kodachi is just a small katana (i designed it so u could swing it (i hope) though i dont know cause i havent physically made it)

Topic by captianchase 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What is the best way of making a ninja costume that doesn't use the t-shirt method? Answered

I would like to know where to buy the items or just what the items are for that matter :P. Thanks in advance!

Question by iSmack 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


should i post this instructable (sword)

I was just wonder if i posted something like this would it really help anyone out. in the instructable i will be showing u how (i)to make this. 

Topic by dpsilver 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Tornado96's manga Forum! Updated: 20/03/11

Hey everyone! More Drawings! Updated for 20/03. Almost a month. Sorry. Lot's og homework :-( (Now number one is att teh end of the lisxt and the highest number is at the beginning of the list. 1: Just a kid in sport clothes. The eyes and nose are wrong and no shadows. :-( 2: A Samurai-ish guy with a katana. The legs could have been linger but I LOVE his Katana! 3: The best one! A teenage girl in a shirt and skirt. I focused on Shadows and proportions. 4. Profile attempt. I need to practice shoes... 5. Guy in sports gear. Trying to draw thumbs up! 6. A whole bunch of hand sketches. 7. Trying a different position this time. 8. A girl in a fress that I drew during geography. 9. Using Mark crilley's ready to fight pose video! :-) 10. Another little pose. (is it just me or is his head to big? O.o 11. EPIC DRAWING! (My favourite to date!) Girl in Fihgting clothes with Katana! :-D So what do you think! Please leave your thoughts!

Topic by Tornado96 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is this 4-Sided Diamond Hone Block any good? Answered

4-Sided Diamond Hone Block  I was wondering if it would be a  good idea to use this to polish up my katana that I'm building. I already have a whet stone but it powders easily and seems  to not be able to handle the job. also it takes forever i want something with a lower grit.

Question by the_burrito_master 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Your most prized possessions

Well, I just wanna make a forum topic for the heck of it, and to inform people that I'm not dead. So, what are your most prized possessions? Mine would have to be: - My many weapons (If I have to choose, then my heirloom Katana sword and my oh-so-very-handy 26 inch extendable ASP Baton) - My Nintendo DS, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii - My 'school sucks like a b****' T-shirts So, what are your prized possessions?

Topic by Camisado 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to make a bar spectrum analyzer (or graphic equalizer) from a dresser? Answered

 I have an Ikea dresser with smoked glass panels recessed in the front of each drawer, and there are six identical drawers stacked on top of each other (www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40129591). I was looking at it the other day, and thought, "Hey, why not try to make it into an EQ?" I'd like to have it driven either by a line level signal (in which case, I'd still want to be able to pull the signal out the other side, unchanged) or by a microphone/pickup of some kind.  So my questions are:  What would be the simplest way to make the controller to drive the EQ bar lights? Is it feasible to use incandescent light bulbs to light the glass, or would it be difficult/impossible to sync them precisely to music?

Question by Jonny Katana 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to synchronize the brightness of a grille-mounted neon tube/LED bar to a car's tach/speedo?

I have a 1997 BMW 328i, and I've been thinking about installing either a neon tube or a bar of LED's in the grille of the car to use at night (most likely not street legal, I know). I want the brightness of the tube/bar to be controlled by one of two things: The speedometer or the tachometer. I.e., if the speedometer is at 0 MPH, the light is off, and if the speedo is at 75 MPH, the light is fully on. Same thing with the tach, light off at 0 RPM, light fully on at redline. Unfortunately, I haven't the slightest idea how to use the car's computer or the gauges themselves to set up a control module for the light. If any of you has a good amount of knowledge about automotive gauges, I would appreciate your help!

Question by Jonny Katana 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I need help selecting a type of heat-forming plastic. Can any plastic experts offer advice? Answered

 I'm nearing the end of the design phase of a project, and I need some help selecting the right material with which to make it. I'll essentially be building a solid, 3-dimensional form, and mass-producing plastic pieces by setting a plastic sheet over the form and hitting the plastic with heat (probably a heat gun), and then trimming. I would prefer a plastic that is food-safe. Are there any plastics that would "droop" onto the form when heated, but stiffen up again properly when they re-cooled?  A pliable, but still fairly rigid plastic that resembles the stuff those cheap black plastic oil receivers are made out of would be ideal. If this type of plastic exists, where would I get it? I wouldn't mind buying it in reasonable bulk, because I may be selling the end product. Thank you guys in advance.

Question by Jonny Katana 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Updates and junk

Howdy. It's that guy who posts like once every 5 months and says he'll make something but never does. I try, I really do, but then I lose interest in whatever I'm working on, forget about it, and get back into class work. Just to reiterate, I'm on my last semester of college and I just had a job interview, so crossing my fingers that I'll get the job. It's for an associate software engineer position if anyone cares. Programming and crud. Woo. But it'll pay quite handsomely, enough so I may invest in more K'nex in the future. Anyway, once I finish college and get the job (I'm like 85% sure I have it already) I'll pretty much be free to my hobbies after work. I'll have moved out and be living with my friend's parents (awkward) until he moves out and gets a house, in which then I'll live with him until I'm ready to get my own. The point of mentioning this is that other than playing games with him, I won't really have much to do so I'll probably get back into K'nex and do a lot more than I have been since starting college. Hope the community hasn't died off yet. I'm working on a capstone project to graduate, a website that hosts an IRL game of sorts that I came up with. I don't want to link to it yet, but just be on the lookout for when I do. I plan on getting a demo of the game up within the next two weeks or so.  So, here's the last thing I was working on before I went on another hiatus. I basically wanted to make a just for fun, but still decent gun that'd perform better than the UMP. I call it the Ninjato, going along with the SMRI theme. The ninjato is often portrayed in Hollywood as a small, katana-like sword wielded by ninjas. So I considered this gun in a similar relation to the SMRI, something based more on compactness and stealth rather than a signature weapon. The idea is that if it were a real firearm, it'd be a compact, internally silenced SMG. There are some obvious resemblances to the SMRI (I'm really liking the rail system and sights I developed)  and the UMP. It was haphazardly thrown together in many ways, such as a really cruddy trigger guard I meant to be temporary and no trigger system yet. I was also meaning to get a stock on it and get it firing before I showed any pictures, but of course I never did and I've left it to sit unnoticed for too long. The magazine was meant to have an internal pusher and of course attach UMP style, though it had broken pieces so I was iffy on it. I thought about using it to make a horizontal-mag weapon, though. Overall, the gun looks weird I admit, especially without a stock, but I figured I'd show it anyway. I don't plan on finishing it. Anyway, my next project I'm thinking is to go even simpler than the Ninjato. I thought that I'd more easily complete a smaller weapon and apparently and SMG-esque weapon still wasn't small enough to keep my attention. Well, my natural calling is pistols so I figured with the revival of essentially the sidearm fad, I'll have a go at making a version 2 of my TDSS, again mostly just for fun. And also considering that Instructables somehow lost my old TDSS instructable, it seems fitting. I'm very busy, so I really hope I can dish this one out ASAP.

Topic by TheDunkis 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Dragon Samurai chapter 2

Hi! I decided I would post every chapter I do instead of just the first so here's the second chapter! Enjoy! Chapter 2 The traveller After eating some delicious noodles we decided to go to my house. I expected my mother would shout at me because I hadn’t made my bed, but when I got home there was a very different response. My mother looked very frightened. Suddenly my father walked in. He too was a samurai. He was dressed in samurai’s armour and had a katana and a wakizashi (Samurai sword and dagger) which were placed in their sheaths. He only wore the armour in an emergency and in times of war and the expression on his face told me that there was bad news. “Pack your bags, Ryu,” he said. “It’s time for you to go to the dojo.” “What?” I asked in disbelief. “Go and pack your bags,” he repeated. “Hiroshi, you must also get ready. Go home to your father who is waiting for you.” “Yes, sir,” he replied. Hiroshi never questioned my father’s decisions. “Father?” I started. “Do not question me, Ryu. Now go and get ready.” Hiroshi ran out the door and I went to my room and opened my cupboard. Inside were all my kimonos and my bokken (wooden sword). I grabbed my favourite ones and came back to where my father was waiting. I didn’t have time to say goodbye to any of my friends. We walked outside where my father’s horse stood ready. “Hello, Diamond,” I said. He whinnied when he saw me and put his head under my arms so that I could pat him. I scratched his ears while my father prepared the saddle. We named him Diamond because of the diamond shaped mark on his forehead. The white stallion was very rare and my father was lucky to have found him. I still remember the first time we met Diamond. My father and I were travelling on a large dirt road when it started to rain. The road quickly turned to mud so we took shelter under some trees. Hearing a sad whinny, I looked around and found a white stallion lying in the mud. I turned my father’s gaze to the horse and we walked over to it. It was only half awake and had a huge cut in its side. We brought it back to our stables and healed its wounds. It became fond of us so we decided to keep him. He was easily the fastest horse in the city. Back to the present, we set out on the road to the dojo. As we left the city I could see almost everything from the palace down to the pier. The gardens at the top of the hill were full of flowers and shrubs. It was bordered on two sides by a thick hedge. The pagoda was in the middle for people to visit. I realized that I had never actually visited the garden. There were many things I hadn’t visited in the last fourteen years. I would miss the beach with its crystal clear waters and sandy shores. I’d miss the constant movement of the waves. I’d miss my mother and younger sister. I’d especially miss all the friends I had. Leaving Hiroshi would hurt dearly. As we travelled I helped Diamond’s tail to flick away the flies. Diamond galloped so swiftly that it was comfortable riding him. The white stallion sped past villages and mountains until we arrived at a forest. The entrance to the forest was shrouded in mist and there was complete silence. Entering cautiously we heard a weak yelp. My father stopped and stared in the direction of the sound. I dismounted and walked toward the faint voice. My father told me to take my bokken. He always thought that curiosity was a great teacher. I got closer and heard a twitch. Behind a small bush a girl was lying unconscious. She looked about my age- fourteen or fifteen, maybe? She had a deep cut in here wrist that seemed to be from sometime of weapon. She had a large bump on her head which must have left her unconscious. The thing that really surprised me was her hair. It was the colour of gold. I called my father over to see. He stared at the girl and then picked her up. “The healers from the dojo will be able to heal her wounds,” he said. “Put her on your lap and make sure she does not fall of the horse.” I laid her on the horse and put my bokken between me and the saddle holding the girl in place. We continued our journey through the woods without another word. Halfway through the forest the girl started to wake up. She had crystal blue eyes that stared straight at me. “Danger,” she said before drifting back into unconsciousness. I had a bad feeling about this.

Topic by Tornado96 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Dragon Samurai Chapter 3

Here's the third Chapter. The plot is thickening! :-) PLease tell me if there's anything that could be improved! Chapter 3 The dojo It took another few hours before we actually reached the dojo. The girl with the golden hair had come in and out of consciousness during the day. Clouds were starting to surround us and we weren’t far away from the entrance. I was about to ask my dad a question when a kunai shot past my ear and stuck into the ground. I turned my head around to meet a rain of kunai and shuriken. “Father,” I cried. He barely turned his head an inch before catching sight of the ninja weapons. We broke into a gallop and barely escaped the deadly blades of the kunai and shuriken. One shuriken was aimed straight at the girl. I took my bokken and deflected the ninja star. I had practised sword defence several times with my father. Not a second past when a second wave of weapons was launched form the trees. My father drew his katana and deflected several shurikens and I did my best with my bokken. A kunai embedded itself in my bokken and a shuriken grazed my cheek. I winced and held my cheek feeling the warm blood seep out of my veins. We were now metres away from the dojo’s entrance. No ninja would dare enter it. My dad called to the guards to open the gate and they obeyed. The gate creaked open and we rushed in. The gate closed and several kunai and shuriken clanged against the metal gate. Inside the dojo we were safe from any attack. I breathed heavily as I got off the horse. I got the girl down from the horse while clutching my cheek which was still bleeding. My father ordered me to take the girl to the healers. I walked through the dojo admiring the amazing buildings and statues. There was a beautiful fountain in the garden full of birds bathing themselves. I continued walking until I was walking past the training halls. Curious heads popped out of the halls and gasped at the girl with golden hair. The pupils soon returned to their training when the sensei hit one student’s shins with his walking stick. The young boy winced and held his legs. I had a feeling that the sensei’s hit was harder than it looked. We soon arrived at the healing quarters. I laid the girl in one of the beds and a lady carrying medicine rushed into the healing quarters. She quickly opened a door and placed the medicine on one of the benches inside the room. She came out of the room and noticed that I was standing next to the bed here I had laid the girl. “Oh, I am truly sorry for my rushing,” she said. “Now what do we have here.” “My father and I found her unconscious in a forest near here,” I started. “She’s been coming in and out of consciousness during our journey.” She observed the girl and felt the pulse of her blood. “Her blood circulation is running normally. She doesn’t seem to have a fever.” She performed several other medical procedures before she looked at me and said, “She just needs to rest. You on the other hand need to clean your cheek to prevent infection. Run along now.” I bowed and went to the bathrooms to clean my cheek. Inside I found someone I really didn’t expect to see. “Ryu!” cried Hiroshi. “What are you doing here, Hiroshi?” I asked amazed by his presence. “I’m here to train just like you. What happened to your cheek?” “We were attacked on our way here. A shuriken grazed my cheek.” “You also got a kunai in your bokken.” I looked down at my wooden sword. I took out the kunai which had put a hole straight through the bokken. I sighed. I’ll need a new one. I washed my face and told Hiroshi about our journey here. I explained how we found the girl and were attacked by ninjas. Every now and then he would gasp or gulp but I didn’t mind. Once you’ve lived with Hiroshi for over five years you get used to what he does. He always interrupted sentences with a mumble or yawn or any other type of noise including noise that didn’t come out of his mouth. A bell rang in the distance. It was time for dinner. I could smell the cooked rice and the chicken and my mouth started watering. We walked to the dining hall and sat down about halfway down the left side of the table. The teachers sat up on a raised table and my father was sitting on the far right. He was staring straight to the forest. His expression was hard to decipher but he seemed worried and I had a feeling that it had something to do with the ninjas that attacked us. The man in the centre of the raised table stood up and the hall went completely quiet. “Today we welcome several new students to our dojo,” he shouted in a superior tone. “For those of you who are new, I am Sensei Masako. Some of you may already have heard that the Emperor has been kidnapped by the ninjas. The dojo will be doing its best to help in any way possible. Be aware that this will NOT interrupt your training. Without further ado, let us begin to eat our meal.” Within ten seconds everyone was eating their food and talking to friends. My father ate and conversed with some of the sensei’s at the table but every now and then he would stare out into the forest. Something sinister is going on and I had a feeling that the kidnapped emperor was the least of our problems.

Topic by Tornado96 8 years ago