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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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8 | 2. June 2016, 22:15
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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
Spanjaard
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
Spanjaard
and thanks for the comments :)
5. June 2016, 23:21
Jay Nakasone
Very nice work!
19. January 2017, 20:46
Spanjaard
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
gorbygould
Looks like you can turn your hand to anything Spanjaard. Interesting idea and excellent result.
20. January 2017, 16:19
Spanjaard
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
TAKEDA SHINGEN WANT ONE!!!
20. January 2017, 22:53
Gary Brantley
That's very cool! Lot's of creativity there!! :)
21. January 2017, 02:38
Spanjaard
thanks :)
21. January 2017, 14:14
Donald Medley
Excellent
20. February 2017, 10:19
Spanjaard
thanks Donald
20. February 2017, 19:49
Chen Pan
intresting and nice work :)
9. March 2017, 01:27
Spanjaard
thanks for your kind comment Chen, really appreciated.
9. March 2017, 22:23
Mike Szwarc
Beautiful work!
2. September, 12:59
Spanjaard
thanks Mike :)
2. September, 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, 14:19
Spanjaard
thanks Slavo
2. September, 19:35
JD
Quite beautiful and deadly in the right tiny hands ;)
2. September, 19:45
Spanjaard
LOL, Thanks JD
2. September, 20:27
Daniel Klink
Very cool work Spanjaard..
2. September, 20:43
Spanjaard
thanks Daniel.
2. September, 22:07
Neuling
Show us all your hidden treasures!
3. September, 06:54
Spanjaard
this album has been here for 3 years, if hidden, was only in the depth of the newsfeed :D :D
3. September, 15:13
4. September, 08:24

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