|Project by Uriel7||posted 09-15-2011 12:28 PM||3312 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
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. :)