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How to Make the Nightingale Blade from Skyrim

This is a tutorial showing you how to make the nightingale blade from skyrim and you don't need many supplies. It is all done with one sheet of foamboard, some paint and some glue. I give you the template. (The template is here)

You can also watch the video tutorial at the bottom of the page.

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The Nightingale blade


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One of the unique things about this sword project is that we form a crease along the center line of the sword. This makes it look like a real sword. But it also gives shape and form to the sword, making it much stronger. It is not just a flat sword.

Folding technique Side view


And I also show you a neat painting technique that makes the sword look like metal.

The painting scheme

All you need is black paint and silver paint to do this. And you can use a light grey paint if you don't have silver.






Materials and Tools:

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The template

Print up the template and cut out the parts. There are five parts, six ifyou consider the round medallion above the Nightingale's head.





Tape together parts one two and three to form the major shape of the blade.

The template pieces



NextOk, continue with the tutorial. You can also watch the video below.


The Video is here:


Suggested Materials and Tools:

Foam board

Elmer's 900802 Foam Board, White Surface with White Core, 20 x30 (Pack of 10)





Hot glue gunSurebonder PRO2-100 100-Watt High Temperature Industrial Glue Gun, Black

This is the exact glue gun I use for this project. It is a high quality professional type. Amazon does have more economical ones right here: Hot Glue Guns on Amazon.com




xacto knife

X-ACTO Z Series #1 Knife with Cap (XZ3601)






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