Wooden swords

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Project by FishAK posted 04-13-2018 07:10 PM 3566 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these swords for my daughter’s as Christmas day gifts. I was surprised at how much fun they were to build. Watching them come into shape was my favorite part.

The swords are made up of mostly reclaimed wood. The claymore has a Redheart core, Maple guard and pommel, the handle and blade wrap are Black Cherry, and the blade edge is Walnut which is the only wood on this sword that isnt reclaimed.

The purple one has a Purple heart core and Maple as the blade edge. Both woods were reclaimed, I got lucky with the purple heart. Friend of mine found a ton of 2×10s that looked to be old decking and didn’t want them…Score!! The hand guard, handle and pommel are Yellowheart and Walnut. Both of which were bought at the lumber yard.

That last one has a Maple core, which is the only reclaimed wood on this sword. The blade edge is Padauk, and the blade guard, handle and pommel is Walnut with some Maple.

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#1 posted 04-13-2018 08:38 PM

These are great, look awesome.

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#2 posted 04-14-2018 01:33 AM

Very cool

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#3 posted 04-14-2018 01:49 AM

Love these projects! Nice work!

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#4 posted 04-14-2018 07:11 AM

Very nice and detailed work on those swords. I like woods combinations also!

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#5 posted 04-14-2018 04:02 PM

Those are really cool. I am sure your daughter loved them.

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#6 posted 04-14-2018 07:08 PM

Your swords are outstanding, I really like your combination of woods, they make the swords pop. It would be nice to see some of your construction techniques for these of us not so talented. Thanks for inspiring

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#7 posted 04-14-2018 10:01 PM

Nice. Well done.

Reminds me of a funny story, sort of:

Made a couple of swords from scrap beech/maple for my two boys when then were younger. Was a huge success. Within a few days, had requests for 2 more to outfit next door neighbor’s kids. They are easy to make and done in couple days.

Next weekend I found 10+ neighborhood kids in small green space/park at end of my residential street; 4 with my wood swords, bunch with Nerf or mine-craft foam swords, two with broom handles; most very upset yelling & screaming while whacking hell out of each other ‘playing’ sword fight. They were making a horrible amount of noise, couple showing red marks on arms/legs that borderline as being bruises. Police showed up right after I did. They broke up the remnants of mayhem and promptly ask kids which parent had made dangerous wooden weapons for kids.
Seems play fighting with foam is OK, but wood was not allowed?
Had to confiscate all my wooden swords and promise to ‘control’ their use to avoid wrath of law.

To keep boys happy with cool toys they could not use; attached them to walls in their room with wood screws as disabled weapons of kid destruction. We moved from that house a couple years later, and swords disappeared during the move. My wife still will not tell me what she did with them.

Best Luck keeping daughters safe from mayhem!

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#8 posted 04-16-2018 04:41 AM

Nice work!

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