The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 1 (Tools and Equipment)
Have you ever asked yourself "How do I make a sword?"more pricesely a katana. Well If you have asked that question then I am here to help you answer that. This swordmaking Tutorial will cover everything you need to know about swordmaking. It has an attractive layout, easily readable discriptions, easier to understand discriptions and step by step pictures to know which process you are at. These swordmaking tutorials are aimed towards swordmakers and propmakers, however anybody is free to use them at their own leisure to try swordmaking.
The first part of this swordmaking tutorial is (tools and equipment). In this first part you will learn which tools and equipment you will require to do swordmaking. The discriptions will say why you need to use the tools, how to use the tools and finnaly which part of the swordmaking process you will need to use it for. All these tools and equipment are basic hand tools, cheap to buy and find saving in money and to be more safe.
The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 1 (Tools and Equipment) [link] The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 2 (Planning and Drawing) [link] The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 3 (Cutting out the Sword) [link] The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 4 (Cutting out the Tsuba) [link] The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 5 (Sharpening the Sword) [link] The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 6 (Sculpting the Details) [link] The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 7 (Painting and Glossing) [link] The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 8 (Constructing the Sword) [link]
I need to make a sword, not a katana but a sword that resembles the ones they used to use in Germany/Prussia, during around 1840-1848, or just pre-WWII in general. Anyway, my guess is that the blade would be easier to make than a katana since it's straight. However the handle would be muchhharder to make, since I am a total newbie. The handle uld look like the one in [link] , by the way.
So I was wondering as to how I should make it. I'm on a budget, I don't want to mess up. Should I sculpt it with clay? If not, could you please tell me how to make it using other materials?
ok, i was just wondering because i figured it would be more light weight for conventions or halloween parties or such, where i'd be havng it with me all the time like that. i wouldn't be able to use it for LARPing but just for show. that's why i asked. plus it's good practice for if i do ever decide to move up to wood ^^
Awesome tutorial and I hope I can make a sword as beautiful and realistic as yours. But I do have a few questions.
I've yet to see a work bench similar to yours. =[ May I ask who it's made by or the name of it? Also, I plan to make Hanatarou's Hisagomaru and would like to ask how to go about making the gauge (since it looks like it would have to be embossed).