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27 Aug 2008 - 13:125592
Sasuke's sword
I'm wanting to make Sasuke's sword and sheath I was wondering if anyone had some tips as I have never made a sword or sheath before.

my idea was cardboard for base of the blade, covered in a layer or 2 of paper mashi, then painted silver and for handle of sword about 2 layers of cardboard covered with paper mashi and painted. if anyone can give me tips on better materials to use or tips on what to do would be much appreciated.

thx


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Last edited by Xauriga (27 Aug 2008 - 13:31)
27 Aug 2008 - 14:055594
Quote Cloud_Strife:
I'm wanting to make Sasuke's sword and sheath I was wondering if anyone had some tips as I have never made a sword or sheath before.

my idea was cardboard for base of the blade, covered in a layer or 2 of paper mashi, then painted silver and for handle of sword about 2 layers of cardboard covered with paper mashi and painted. if anyone can give me tips on better materials to use or tips on what to do would be much appreciated.

thx
cardboard is a good idea. with the Papier Mache just make sure it's stirps of newspaper or whatever dipped in glue otherwise with real papier mache (literally mashed paper in wallpaper paste) you'll have a really bumpy surface. ^^

for the handle it's use something more sturdy especially if you're planning on posing/waving it around etc.

something like a wooden broom handle. when i made my key blade i used a wooden broom handle and worked a treat. ^^

if my instructions suck, search on here for Odd-One-Out she makes really awesome weapons and would probably give you some good pointers! ^_^


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27 Aug 2008 - 14:185596
thx I'll befo use some wood for the handle
I'll probs raid B&Q or something sometime heheh


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27 Aug 2008 - 16:045599
anyone got tips on the sheath I'm thinking of making it out of wood 2 pieces that are about an inch thick stuck together on a thiner piece to make room for the blade.

if anyone has any tips let me know thx. =)


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Last edited by Xauriga (27 Aug 2008 - 16:52)
04 Sep 2008 - 01:415727
Unless your sword is made out of steel, there is no point in making a wooden sheath. Plus, you would have to (if you were carrying it through a city / town) have to have it wrapped up as it could be classed as a weapon / or mistaken as you having a real sword in there. So its not advisable.

Also, Wooden sheaths tend to be brittle. and if you do fall back on them, or lean on them they will probably snap.

(from exp. of being a re-enactor and having to conceal / make weapons undrawable for transport)

I would advise staying away from wood tbh.

Cardboard is very versatile, and if you need to keep shape, use wire maybe, or even more cardboard struts.

If you were to PVA papier mache and then paint over the thing, and then PVA again, it will give that varnished look.

A black Leather Sheath could also work. ~ ^^


12 Sep 2008 - 15:286015
i tend to make a LOT of repleca guns, blades, axe's, and other such strange wepons as you find in animes and games...

ALLWAYS cover up the blades made if traveling in public
NEVER use these repleca as a form of offensive weponry

I TAKE NO RESPONCEABILITY FOR ANY LEGAL PROBLEMS YOU HAVE WITH THESE REPLECA's

my surgestion is...

for the blade and haldle part (if u can) say for a traditional katana blade...

i would buy a lengh of 2by1 (2 inch wide 1 high) |__| <--- little like that, that wud then be drawn on with the 2 basic values for the sword. the generalised shapes as if you were looking at it from the front and sides, rememebring to make the handle and space between handle and blade (were the guard would go) slightly thinner than the actual blade (that way you can push the guard on from the handle side)

now when your basic shapes are formed there are only a few thigns left to do, the first is top shape the blade, cause right now you would jsut have a roughly pointed square sword with no guard, firstly the only thing u need do is shape the blade, this can usualy be done with almost any sharp knife or file/sanding paper (i surgest to use knife then sanding paper)
then you will need to make the blades handle a oval shape.... after that with the spare wood, or with a piece of 4by4by1 (the extra by 1 is cause it only needs be about half inch thick) cut out the shape of the guard you wish to have, then make sure there is a square hole in middle that is SLIGHTLY wider than the square part u left unshaped between the blade and handle, slide the guard on and you can eather secure this in two ways, 1- a wood based glue, 2 - 1 or 2 SHORT THIN nails (prefferably wood glue)

the next thing is to paint your blade, my surgestion is a metalic silver for the actual blade, then with a layer of pva glue for the shine effect, then your choice of metalic pain (my prefferd colours is a metalic gold/yellow) for the guard and jsut at the very end of the katana handle, again coverd with a layer of pva for shine effect.

the last thing is to find some kind of cloth or leather (if katana then cloth) for katana u will need 2 cloths, firstly you will need a white or black cloth as an under colour, this is to be simply wraped around the wooden handle and glued in place, the seccond will have to be wraped around in a certern style and can be any colour of your choice, i surgest it be about three quarters,of an inch, to an inch thick, i cannot explain exactly how to wrap it but if u go look at a katana handle picture u will be easily able figure it out.

and if your as good at it as i am you should end up with something like this...


(this blade was made entirely of wood, paint, cloth and pva glue!!!!!)


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Last edited by SeiferAlmasy (12 Sep 2008 - 15:32)
12 Sep 2008 - 16:086017
Use wood you can get a really good sound effect and it looks realistic.


12 Sep 2008 - 17:026018
Quote SeiferAlmasy:



(this blade was made entirely of wood, paint, cloth and pva glue!!!!!)


Are you sure you made that katana in the photo out of wood? The blade reflection and wave gives a tell-tale sign of real steel.


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12 Sep 2008 - 17:386019
it would look like real metal, the wood work standards are top notch (im kickass with wood)

and its got 2 layers of metalic silver/chrome (forget what one i used i have so many cans) coverd in a slightly waterd down pva glue (dries clear and shiny but the slightly waterd down makes it more of a realistic shine, if not waterd down it makes it look like an extra layer)

anyways, metalic pain has metal in it u know, VERY finly grinded metal particals, the two layers make it look metalic lol


+ if u mean the wave aka the wave lear the cutting side then thats cause when making it i gave the sword slight indentations to make that effect, normal katana blades have a more curvy wavy look, but as u can see thats mroe a jagged look


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Last edited by SeiferAlmasy (12 Sep 2008 - 17:40)
13 Sep 2008 - 15:476044
that's a phenomenal sword. compliments to the chef!


14 Sep 2008 - 21:196085
thanks =D xD

funnily enough i do love to cook aswell ahahaha


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