I loved playing with swords as a kid. Anything that was shaped like a sword I played with as a sword. One of my favorite toys was a glow-in-the-dark sword that I soon broke by hitting it too hard against something (hopefully it wasn’t my sister). I still get swords as gifts as my brother-in-law gave me one of those fancy new light sabers that makes sounds as you swing it through the air. So cool!
Last year I was invited to the Craftsman Blogger Summit and taught some fellow bloggers how to build sawhorses. It was a great time but I missed out on one of the other instructors who was teaching everyone how to build a wood sword. Lucky for me, Brett from The Art of Manliness, has written up a well detailed tutorial on building this wood sword. Original credit goes to Holly Conrad who builds swords and armor for a living (no joke!).
Brett and Holly used MDF boards to build their swords but you can also use poplar craft wood or even white pine. It’s a simple project that you can do with your kids and decorate your sword any way you’d like.
Here’s the full tutorial from The Art of Manliness and all photos are courtesy of The Art of Manliness.