Caleb has been asking me to make him a Real sword for years (as opposed to all the sticks that he has co-opted for the job thus far). Since I started doing craft shows again, I wanted to have some new items that might sell better in person.
Caleb was pretty happy when I came up with these 2 swords for him. After all, you need 2 to have a sword fight.
As you can tell, they’ve seen hard use since I made them. They’ve been to the dirt piles quite a bit, which is why they are so grimy. Washing may be in order. From there it was only a hop, skip, and a jump to Lowes for some oak wood, and a sale-worthy sword was born.
-2 feet long, 1.5 inches wide, a half an inch thick
-solid oak (gives it a nice heft in your hand, and holds up pretty well under the beating that fencing delivers)
-the sword and the hilt are the same piece of wood for added durability
-the cross guard is made from poplar wood for a nice color contrast and glued and nailed in place
-as always, it is finished simply with my homemade beeswax polish
So what do you think?