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How to Make a Knight's Templar Sword part 4: Finishing it

In this part of the tutorial we finish the sword by adding some details and painting it.



Draw indents

There are only two ornamental design things that we put on the sword and we do it with a blunted pencil. The picture shows two lines to add to the sword. One line, where the guard is, is straight. And the line at the pommel completes the circle shape of the pommel.

You do this with a blunted pencil and you press down firmly. We don't need the graphite line on the foam board. What we want is the deep indent that is formed.

Let's paint it


paint the whole sword black

Paint the whole sword black. Some of it we will paint over. But the black gives us a good base coat.


Paint the pommel and guard

Paint the guard and the pommel silver. If you want a richer silver color you can let it dry and paint a second coat of silver on it.


Paint the blade

And paint the blade silver. You have a choice to make here. You can leave the fuller black or you can also paint the fuller silver. Your choice. If you want to see both of these options I show them at the end of the youtube video on this project. That video is on page 1 of this tutorial here

And that's it! The sword is built and painted. Now you can optionally seal it with something. I am using mod podge. It will preserve it, seal it and keep the colors rich. And it also gives it a bit of a shiny metallic look.

Mod Podge


Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (16-Ounce), CS11302 Matte Finish

Mod Podge dries clear in approximately 15-20 minutes and can be sanded to a smooth finish. Apply with brush or sponge applicator. Close container after each use. Clean up with water while wet. Once dry, Mod Podge cannot be removed. Use as a puzzle saver, a sealer glue, a quick finish, a textured finish,or a build-up finish." Non-toxic.


Add the pommel ornament

Don't forget to attach the Templar crosses to the pommel. You can glue them on. I applied mod podge to the pommel, stuck the ornaments down then mod-podged over them to seal them in place.

And that's it. Your sword is done!

The completed templar sword



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