How to Make Zabuza's Sword Out of Paper

Updated February 21, 2017

Momochi Zabuza, a character from the manga and anime Naruto, carries a huge sword that he uses without mercy or remorse. The sword of the Demon of the Hidden Mist is called the “Decapitating Carving Knife” or “Guillotine Sword.” Shaped like a butcher knife, the sword has a circular hole near the end and a half circle cut into the blade near the base. The grip of the sword is very simple. Making a paper replica of Zabuza’s sword requires heavy paper such as cardboard or foam board.

Use the straight edge to sketch the outline of the sword including the grip on the paper. Align the sketch so that the edge of the blade is on one of the paper’s edges. The size of the paper will determine the length of the sword. Draw the circular hole and the half circle on the sword using the compass.

Cut out the sword using the craft knife and the cutting mat.

Make the grip and guard for the sword by sketching two more pieces on the remaining paper. Use the cut out sword piece and closely trace around the grip and up a little ways on the blade so you can sketch the sword guard.

Cut out the grip and guard pieces using the craft knife and the cutting mat.

Affix the grip and guard pieces to either side of the grip and blade with the rubber cement. Allow the pieces to dry.

Spray the entire sword with silver spray paint, following the spray paint’s instructions for safety. Use multiple thin coats until you achieve a smooth, even silver colour. Allow the sword to dry completely.

Finish the sword by wrapping black tape around the grip.

Things You'll Need

  • Large sheet of cardboard or foam board
  • Pencil
  • Straight edge
  • Compass
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Rubber cement
  • Silver spray paint
  • Black electrical tape
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A writer from Chicago, K.C. Winslow has been publishing articles relating to health, beauty, travel, crafts, education, Macintosh computers and technology since 2000. She holds a Master of Arts degree in writing from the University of Melbourne, Australia, where she lived for several years.