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17 Oct 2011 - 15:5472505
can i have some help with measurments please

i need a hand with a sword i cant find any measurements for it and i am not very good at looking and getting the measurement myself


17 Oct 2011 - 15:5972506
Well the sword is nearly as tall as him, so that in mind, how tall are you? =]

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17 Oct 2011 - 16:1472510
Yeah, I would say make it roughly the same height you are. It's at bit of an angle, so it's probably about the same height as he is.


17 Oct 2011 - 16:2372512
i am 5feet 10 inches

but i think the problem i will be coming with would be the circle and the width of his sword

17 Oct 2011 - 16:5772515
the circle shouldnt be that bad if u have a sharp knife like a stanly knife and u will need a very big peice of wood

17 Oct 2011 - 17:0372516
If you're taking this to a convention you HAVE to check the rules and regs before hand. I know for fact that conventions like Kitacon have a rule that it MUST be 5ft or under. However, I think Expo put the cap at 6ft.

Now, done a quick measurement thing using the technique learnt in A Level art. I'll do one with your height, then one with the allowed height if you're going to a convention like Kitacon.

Length (Hilt included): 70inches
Width: 8.75"
Hilt length: 19.69"
To Semi circle (excluding hilt): 8.75"
Semi circle diameter: Just above 4.38" (use a compass and half the amount to get it)
To circle (excluding hilt): 43.75"
Circle diameter: just above 4.38" (same as other diameter)

5ft rule
Length (Hilt included): 60"
Width: 7.5
Hilt length: 16.875
To Semi circle: 7.5
Semi circle diameter: 3.75
To circle: 37.5
Circle diameter: 3.75

I just want to point out: this is if you were doing it to scale. With these things, sometimes it better to draw it out to how you want it, cause this could make it look small. A cheap way to do it is to use cheap grease proof paper cause it's cheap and easy to draw on, and it's very long and would be roughly the width you want. The curve and details will be easy to add to that, rather than me having to work them out.

Also, if you're wondering what I did to get the measurements... The width of the sword is roughly an eighth of the length including hilt. Also, I recommend that you have a core - something this long and fairly thin can result in it floppy. I would say that what ever you do for the hilt, you continue it through it. Use a wooden mop handle, or something similar, then have the rest sturdy cardboard or something. It'll also help give it shape.

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