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Japanese sword - scratch built

built in the 20th century, completelly scratch built. the bigger one is not completelly finished.


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Ingo F
Awesome! 👍 What did you use for material? Plastic card?
3. June 2016, 06:30
Es-haq Khosravi
Wow! Great job! What is the scale?!
3. June 2016, 06:42
Lex Jassies
Reveal your secrets!
3. June 2016, 07:06
Bart Goesaert
nice and something completely different. How did you do the handguards?
3. June 2016, 08:14
No specific scale, it was built "on impulse"....with a mix of materials.
Blades are thick aluminium, cut, thinned and polished.
Handle was made with evergreen plasticard sheets glued together around the end of the blade. Black decoration was thin stripes of paper painted black and carefully glued to the handle.
Other decorations are made with brass sheet and brass wire.
The guards are evergreen, drilled and, painted golden (acrylics if iI remember correctly),
The scabbards where flattened radio antennas. I did not have that match matterials 20 years ago and that gave a strong and hollow container. Polishing the interior was complicated, but you can extract and insert the blades without scratching the soft aluminum.
Decorations is scabbards are again brass sheet and brass wire
Pitty I never added the decoration at the end of the bigger scabbard. One day I need to also add some more decoration with metal or silk, to simulate what real Japanese sword commonly use
3. June 2016, 08:15
Bart Goesaert
There was a moment in time where these swords were forbidden, and the sword was nothing more than a wooden stick to hide it's purpose...
3. June 2016, 08:35
and thanks for the comments 🙂
5. June 2016, 23:21
Jay Nakasone
Very nice work!
19. January 2017, 20:46
thanks a lot Jay, i did it about 20 years ago. unfortunately one of the scabbards got damaged lately... broke into two pieces..... 🙁
19. January 2017, 22:30
Looks like you can turn your hand to anything Spanjaard. Interesting idea and excellent result.
20. January 2017, 16:19
thanks a lot gorbygould, it was a pleasure to make them.
to be honest my first idea was to make the "Ramirezś Masamune" sword😉, but I did not have good references for the hilt back in the day.... and it would have been too complicated anyway, so i ended doing something more simple.
eventually, i will probably do some more. probably a Spanish rapier of around XVI century., I really like those....
20. January 2017, 22:24
Ernie Gallegos
20. January 2017, 22:53
Gary Brantley
That's very cool! Lot's of creativity there!! 🙂
21. January 2017, 02:38
thanks 🙂
21. January 2017, 14:14
Donald Medley
20. February 2017, 10:19
thanks Donald
20. February 2017, 19:49
Chen Pan
intresting and nice work 🙂
9. March 2017, 01:27
thanks for your kind comment Chen, really appreciated.
9. March 2017, 22:23
Mike Szwarc
Beautiful work! 👍 👍 👍
2. September 2020, 12:59
thanks Mike 🙂
2. September 2020, 13:07
Slavo Hazucha
Aah, so this is what you are up to when you are building stuff - stylish mini modelling tools! 🙂

Looking great - like the real-deal swords meant for the purpose, not over-ornate display pieces 👍
2. September 2020, 14:19
thanks Slavo
2. September 2020, 19:35
Quite beautiful and deadly in the right tiny hands😉
2. September 2020, 19:45
LOL, Thanks JD
2. September 2020, 20:27
Daniel Klink
Very cool work Spanjaard..👍
2. September 2020, 20:43
thanks Daniel.
2. September 2020, 22:07
Show us all your hidden treasures!
3. September 2020, 06:54
this album has been here for 3 years, if hidden, was only in the depth of the newsfeed 😄 😄
3. September 2020, 15:13
4. September 2020, 08:24
Tim Heimer
I think we're seeing his hidden talent here. Impressive work!
11. November 2020, 15:53
Thanks Tim!
15. November 2020, 23:09
Murad ÖZER
our own Hattori Hanzo! glad someone took it out of the depths of the newsfeed.😎
15. November 2020, 23:25
Thanks Murad
16. November 2020, 09:00
Martin Oostrom
His talent is surely hidden, because he hasn't built anything recently, apart from his house that is 😄
16. November 2020, 18:23
flat was built already...i did add a few things 😄 😄 like hobby room, that is almost done 🙂
16. November 2020, 19:49
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Like it ,,, quite unusual and nice !
16. November 2020, 20:16
glad you do Julian
16. November 2020, 20:30


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