Sword Case for teenage boy

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Project by xraydav posted 09-26-2014 01:05 PM 1382 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When he was 12, while camping on Martha’s Vinyard, we took the kids to the Army Navy store. At the time he was very into Yugio the card game. We had told them they could choose something while we were shopping that day and he decided he wanted this sword. So the deal was it would go into a cabinet and be locked and he could play with it when we were home. He asked to have dialing dragons on the case… so I went to work with a flat chisel and box cutter and this was my first real carving. Dragon on the left had red eye and gold highlights, the one on the right had silver highlights… He still loves the case today.

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#1 posted 09-26-2014 01:22 PM

Great job for your son’s treasure and something he’ll treasure.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 09-26-2014 03:16 PM

Wow, what’s not to love…??

At that age my son wanted a crowbar for fighting zombies so we did something similar but nowhere NEAR as nice :)

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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#3 posted 09-26-2014 03:25 PM

You did a very nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 09-26-2014 03:44 PM

What a great gift for your son.

Not sure which he will treasure more but I am pretty sure it will not be the sword; but the father who made him that unique case.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#5 posted 09-26-2014 06:04 PM

A very unusual and interesting way to display a sword. I’m sure your son will treasure it for a very long time. Nicely done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#6 posted 09-29-2014 12:58 PM

He will remember and cherish it and your thought/time forever. Even when mad at you, he will still love it.

Turn the sword and scabbard to “blade up” to display. It will keep some know-it -all buddy/friend from making a quip about how a Japanese sword “should be displayed.”

-- Matt at:

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