Sword Case

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Project by Derrek LeRouax posted 09-26-2009 04:52 PM 1892 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sword case made for my brother’s birthday. He was an exchange student in Spain for a while and feel in love with the culrture and people. While he was there, the family he was staying with intorduced him to a blacksmith that still made swords by hand. This is a Crusader’s sword and has his initials engraved in the blade.

The case is solid cherry @ about 42” x 10”. The trim is hand shaped cherry as well. We chose to have no glass front so that it can be removed when needed. The finish is three coats of Watco Danish Oil “Cherry” with two coats of Minwax wipe on poly. The case is constructed with only glue, but I used a nailer to fasten the trim on. The mounting hardware was purchased at the big box store, and should do just fine for what he wants.

Thanks for looking, and all comments are welcomed.

-- Derrek L.

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#2 posted 09-26-2009 07:52 PM

Very nice case Derek. Tight miters, beautiful wood and a real nice finish.

I don’t know if you saw my Norway travelogue from a couple of weeks ago, but in there was a photo of an 1100 year old viking sword your brother might like to see. It’s not a great photo, but he might like it. I thought it looked a little like his sword.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 09-27-2009 12:52 AM

Great job. Good idea to leave glass off if yoiu are going to need it. How often does he need it?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 09-27-2009 02:50 AM

Excellent! It shows off the sword really well. I love the entire ensemble.

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#5 posted 09-28-2009 01:15 AM

I am putting together a sword collection of my own and need to build a case to show them off. I really like the finish it helps the sword stand out. So now I have an idea as to the finsinh I just gotta get the rest of the design under way. Great job!

-- No matter how good or bad a day your having a smile always makes it better!

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#6 posted 01-12-2010 01:53 AM

I need to build one of those for my son, who bought a sword similar to this one. Way cool.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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