But enough about that. So you want a sickle? Lets make one!
LARP BOFFER SICKLE.
Budget: Usual for a weapon
Materials: foam, F20 pipe(you need a thin pipe or you won't be able to curve it) tapes, something for the handle.
Tools: Usual for the job AND also get a heat gun+ protective gloves. You can still use the other ways of heating the pipe, but as I discovered the heat gun is perfect.
First thing to do would be to cut the necessary length of pipe and prepare for heat gun work.
USE GLOVES AND CAUTION WITH THE HEAT GUN!
Otherwise you will burn yourself or something else. So read the damn manual.
Keep in mind - achieving the shape will probably take more than one pass. Do it slowly and steadily so that you don't damage the pipe, only bend it. As an advice - to speed up cooling put it in cold water while holding it in the right shape (or under the water tap). Thus it will get solid in the shape we want it.
After that its mostly trivial stuff. First the handle is made. Since I'm out of flip-flop pieces, I just taped a few strips of cardboard to it.
Keep in mind that the blade of the sickle is on the inner side. So most layers of foam and the tip(which you will be striking a lot with) should be on the inner side.
I say....how about lowering them taxes m'lord?