How thick is the acrylic board you used? Also, is there a way to hold the handle without using leather? Because the sword I want to make (the black sword of Kirito from Sword Art Online) and it doesn't have something covering the handle ([link]).
Hm... The board was round about 5cm thick and the covering of the handle couls also be done with clay ore may be wood... You just need something that is thicker than the board and formable into what shape the handhold has to be...
Thank you for the tutorial! ; 0 ; I've been researching a lot about making a sword. This is really helpful, and your swords turned out really good too! I'm going to be making two swords of Kirito from Sword Art Online so I hope this works out good for me ; w ; May I ask how much your total materials had cost? Mainly the Acrylic board, clay, and paint? ; w ; I'm sorry///
Hey, thanks for the compliment! I'm glad the tutorial could help you! ^_^ Well, the acrylic board was the most expensive material of them all. For the size of the two swords I payed a bit more than 50€ (or 60$). Clay was something less than 20€ and the colors were very cheap. All in all you should get away with something about 70€ for two swords. ^_^ Hope this can hlp you too!
Black-BooFeatured By OwnerJul 19, 2012Student General Artist
I found some similar to what you're talking about at the hardware store when I went to get my plexiglass yesterday. Well, only tie will tell if I'm actually able to pull this off and successfully make a Goddess Sword.
Well, the only one I could get was [link] ^_^ but it hase some "bad habits" It shrinkes when it dries so there is no way to stay close to a patern or something... and if it dries to fast it gets some nasty cracks... so if I had to chose I probably would take something else... But at least it works ^^