Kids' Swords

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Project by jeffyap posted 03-14-2013 05:44 PM 2347 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing, and scoffing at, the basic wooden swords in Peter Pan, I made swords for my kids. The top one is Lignum Vitae, blade cut with a band saw, with a tang (tenon) that extends through the hilt about three inches into the turned handle. Notch in the handle filled with twisted NiChrome and Copper wire.

Bottom sword is Bubinga, fuller on both sides of blade with a dremel, serrations with the top of my belt sander. Handle is 4 strand plaited leather. It is Dagger sized because my daughter is Hobbit sized.

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 06:25 PM

Kids have always loved these. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 06:34 PM

Great swords very stylish
Twice as good as you made the specially


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 12:59 AM

I’ve made a dozen or so with my kids… they get a lot of use. When they get older, perhaps you can entice them to help with the next one? They will likely break them (can’t tell you how many we’ve broken?), and putting them into the process is priceless.

-- Steven

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 03:24 PM

Cool and fun swords! Kids will have loads of fun and enjoyment playing with them and the part.


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