How to make fake medieval swords

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How to make fake medieval swords
Fake medieval swords can be used as a costume accessory. (medieval fortress image by Vladislav Gajic from

If you're wearing a medieval costume for Halloween, a school play or to attend a medieval festival, you can make your costume more authentic by adding on period accessories. For example, you can create a medieval sword from craft materials that will look like a sword that could have been used hundreds of years ago. Once the sword is complete, you can wear it on the belt of your costume.

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Things you need

  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Yarn
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush

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  1. 1

    Cut out a rectangle from cardboard that measures 24 inches long and 3 inches high.

  2. 2

    Cut out a square from cardboard that measures 5 inches on all sides.

  3. 3

    Trim one end of the rectangle onto a point.

  4. 4

    Trim the edges of the square to make it a circle.

  5. 5

    Cut a 3-inch slit into the middle of the circle.

  6. 6

    Slip the flat end of the rectangle into the slit, and slide it down 6 inches. The 6 inches will be the handle of the medieval sword.

  7. 7

    Apply a line of hot glue along the are where the rectangle meets the circle. Allow the glue to cool completely.

  8. 8

    Wrap yarn around the 6-inch handle until the handle is approximately 1/2-inch thick with yarn.

  9. 9

    Paint the sword with silver-coloured acrylic paint, and allow it to dry completely before putting the sword into your belt.

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