First ever sword


First sword I ever made, back when I was 18 years old. Pretty basic, only for decoration, but still was alot of work!

Blade is made of cold rolled steel (pretty soft, it is not heat treated), guard and handle stoppers are made of bronze, pommel is brass and the handle is stiff layered leather. I added a part of a gold necklace between bottom handle stopper and pommel.

The Scabbard is also made of leather (two kinds) and sewed with leather sewing stuff. There is two spring steel plates joint at the entrance with bolts and nuts to add resistance to the sword insertion.. not really realistic to be honest. It's not really finished, the leather isn't colored, and the mecanism at the entrance lacks decoration..

If enough ppl want to know how I did it and how it's made, I have more photos that I could combine with all the inner parts, plus description of tools and methods.

hope you like it!

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here is more details of how it was assembled/built:
http://www.newgrounds.com /art/view/sword2edge/firs t-sword-exploded-view

don't know why but newgrounds add two spaces to the link... please remove em manually.. sorry about that!

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Sword! Yay!

YWoooow its awesum, could you make me one x3

nice work mate

To bad we don't still use swords in war, You could make a lot of money been a blacksmith, You certainly look like you have the skills to be a good one, Nice job

DarkSword responds:

Thanks.. : )

awesome sword

awesome sword you made have u made any others u should submit them on here

DarkSword responds:

yeah, I made a two-handed one, but I started a modification couple years ago and never finished it, so it's not really in shape for photographs... I had previous photos of it done, but I can't find em, and I only have a very low-res scan of it.. : /

maybe one day I'll finish the mod and then post it

Are you a smith or thome thing

are you a smith or something like that hey great work i m a sword freak ( ive tried making one to badly)
good job
ps who did you get the part together ?

DarkSword responds:

I'm no smith, didn't use a forge either. That would have been cool, but it requires quite alot of training and hardware, plus it makes tremendous noise..
heat treatment is pretty important, but all this is another level, that one was my first one, and I didn't knew much back then. maybe today I would try forging, I don't know!

The assembly is done with pommel beeing screwed (instead of forged) with the blade, so it's easy to dismantle and clean.. : ) decorative only so sturdiness doesn't matter much, even if I could seriously kill somebody with that sword. not too good for sword to sword fight tho, pretty soft steel.

I'll post a picture of the parts dismantled, you'll understand how it's been assembled.

hopefully that would help if you try making one in the future!

Holy shi- :x

Dude! You made this?! OMFG!! Thats just..epicSOME!
I have always wanted to learn how to make one and I had always LOVED swords. Please show us, or just me, more of how you make swords. If I can also figure out how different is a battle-ready sword from a decorative one I can try to make my own signature sword.

I plan to make this one though, explanation on this design is shown below the pic of this link: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/themanofsteal13/shinkoru

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