Wooden Sword

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Project by Uriel7 posted 09-15-2011 12:28 PM 4603 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a medieval sword out of a bunch of scrap wood I had laying around. I don’t have a lot of tools, but I found that even simple tools were enough for a project like this. You can see the tools I used in the first picture. The hilt was by far the most challenging but also the most rewarding. Dimensions are about 36” (800mm) overall length, handle 4 3/4” (120mm), hilt 5 1/8”(130mm), the blade tapers down from 2 3/8” – 1 1/2”(60mm to 40mm). My layout tools are all in metric even though I think in English units still. Fortunately, my engineering classes rigorously drilled me how to convert units. I think I’ll try to make a scabbard for it out of 1/4” plywood and perhaps a shield with my family’s coat-of-arms on it with old planks. I thought about burning my coat-of-arms on the sword hilt.

I used to make wooden swords as a little kid with my dad’s left over wood scraps, but most were just simple single piece swords I took a belt sander and jigsaw to. I believe this work is a step up from that. However, I still have a ways to go to yet. Bottom line is that I never grew out of making wooden swords. :)

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#1 posted 09-15-2011 01:35 PM

En garde!! Nice sword. it is great to use up the scraps instead of burning them. It lets you be so creative!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-15-2011 01:37 PM

I can see grandchildren needing a few of these!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 09-15-2011 02:12 PM

Neat. Looks like a claymore!

-- Jesse --

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 03:10 PM

Thanks everyone. Actually, while I was still making the sword more than one person wanted to just start sword fighting. I also thought it would make a good Christmas gift…at least in the child’s eyes; for parents it could just as well be a nightmare.

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#5 posted 09-15-2011 08:39 PM

Good job, I’ve made a few myself, they are so much fun to make and play with, kinda takes us back a few years, (well in my case many years LOL)

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 09-17-2011 01:13 AM

Great sword! This is worth duplicating and used for wall hanging (crossed).

-- Jay in Changsha

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