Last time we took this old torn boffer sword and gut it out like a fish. Now we are going to remake it.
While we already have a guide on Single edged swords this one will also serve as such for double edged swords. What we are going to get here is pretty much the classical "sword" stereotype, which everyone will be able to look at and say oh a medieval sword and be right. In other words - the Oakeshott type XII
From the old larp sword I kept only the core and the pommel, I decided to make a new sword guard piece eventually.Here we go!
This is now fitted on the sword and two piece of foam and added to either end both for visuals and to keep the edges covered. The guard is tied firmly in its place with a piece of cable, same I retrieved when removing the old guard piece in part 1. Then its wrapped in tape and we move on for the time being.
the one shown here. After that the pommel is filled with screw to act as additional counter weight and fitted on.
Advanced soft core larp knife. This will improve handling and keep you from hitting people with the flat.
There is nothing special to it, its no different from the other swords I've made so far except that now both sides must be symmetric since we got a double edged sword here.
And after wrapping the blade, we are done. An old boffer is given new life and its ready for the summer games.