Random Sword Modification!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Shadrack268, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Shadrack268

    Shadrack268 New Member

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    Hi! this is my first thread so please tell me if I do anything wrong!
    This is just a quick modification I made to a cheap souvenir sword that I brought from a market. I basically just stripped the scabbard of all its flimsy furnishings and shaped the end with a saw and a ton of sand paper. I then covered the scabbard in leather and riveted a strip of brass around the top.
    For the hilt I wrapped the grip in leather and made a quick pattern for the guard out of paper, transferred it onto a sheet of brass (same piece as the scabbard) and cut it out with a pair of tin snips. After a ton of filing around the edges I bent it into shape and glued it to the handle with a mix of epoxy and superglue. Later I made a quick and dirty sword frog to hang it on my belt.
    So there it is. I might later remake the guard with a thicker bit of brass but for now I'm pretty happy with it.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. Jintosh

    Jintosh Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not bad. I agree the brass guard could be a bit thicker. Since it is a guard, a thin one would be bent easily in actual (theoretical) use.
     
  3. Shadrack268

    Shadrack268 New Member

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    Yeah those were my thoughts as me and my brother do actually fight with them.:D
     

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