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A SWORD WAS MADE…By Me. :D

Posted on | November 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

BEHOLD: I made a sword! 😀

 For Halloween, I went to a really fun costume party as a Samurai. I made a kimono and hakama, but as I was trying on the costume, I thought: “it’s just not going to look like a samurai without a katana.”

What to do next? Make a wooden katana, of course!

I found a piece of lumber which was of an acceptable length (roughly a yard) and sketched up the basic outline of a katana, which is pretty basic, just a simple sword with one straight edge and one curved slightly at the end, because it’s a single-bladed sword.

 

So, I just cut it down nearly to where I wanted it with the saw I had available (which is to say, a circular saw) and then used a mallet and chisel to define the hilt a little better. The last bit of smoothing out was done with a razor blade and a power sander (because hand sanding on something so big is tedious, at best) until the blade side was defined and there were no splintery bits left.

 

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  1. Blocks, Part Two! : BonBonanza
    May 22nd, 2013 @ 4:02 am

    […] used a beeswax wood polish (also from my sister’s blog), which I already had mixed up, from when I made a katana, yea these many moons […]

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