Pirate Sword Help!!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by aaronwarb93, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. aaronwarb93

    aaronwarb93 New Member

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    Hi there, i am piecing together a BUDGET pirate costume, the sword i ordered was from amazon (picture below), but when it arrived i instantly saw that, although it was good quality for what i payed, the blade would flex and bend with the smallest of movements.

    So, my question to you is, What can i do about this? Is there a way that i can strengthen the blade somehow? maybe securing something to the spine of the blade to make it studier? The blade itself is not hollow, and do try to remember that i'm on a budget.

    Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions! 51jAqucU8XL._SL1000_.jpg
     
  2. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Telling us what it's made out of would help.
     
  3. aaronwarb93

    aaronwarb93 New Member

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    Beyond it being made of plastic, unfortunately Im not sure.
     
  4. Psicorp7

    Psicorp7 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Take a wire coat hanger and bend it to fit the spine. Then superglue it in place. If you want it to blend in more add a layer of filler and repaint the blade.

    Warning: The first time you hit something with it the blade will flex and the hanger and filler will shatter off the spine!
     
  5. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Is it solid or hollow?
    If solid you could try cutting a channel along the side, install a metal rod then cover with epoxy putty, then repaint.
    If hollow make a hole, insert a rod and some glue to keep it in place then reseal the hole.

    I have a hollow vacformed Orc sword I made with a steel rod inside that has stood up to some fighting against a screen used fiberglass stunt sword.
     
  6. aaronwarb93

    aaronwarb93 New Member

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    Trying this out, after i superglued the wire in place, the whole sword immediately felt a lot less cheap, Thanks so much for your help! :)
     
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