animmortal wrote:Very nice sword! what did you make it out of?
Three things in general- the blade itself is actually made out of this piece: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30249
It had fallen out of a box in our garage, ended up partially stuck under a box of weightlifting equipment, and one of the sides was cracked- presumably as a result of the ordeal. I found it while doing some cleaning, and was thinking about what to do with it, when the sword idea struck me. I cut out the uncracked, flat side from the piece, and then cut the general shape of the sword, and used a file to file it down into the shape I wanted it to be.
For the hilt of the blade, I used a dark brown spear haft that I glued to the blade. I then filed down a bit of the spear haft so it was flush with the sword blade, and attached the bladeguard (it is attached so that part of it is glued to the blade, and part of the hilt goes up into the guard, which makes it VERY sturdy), made of this (dark brown) shield that I cut in half and filed down to best fit the sword.http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=91884
Finally, I added a few strips of brown cloth to cover up some of the gaps, and stress marks, and viola, I have one really sweet sword!