How to Make a Spartan Warrior Sword
like in the movie 300 (out of cardboard)
This is a fun project that doesn't take too long to make. Depending on how you do it and how long it takes the paint to dry you should have the sword completed in one to two hours. I tried to make this project as simple as possible while still making sure it is strong. This is why it is a bit thicker than the swords used in the movie -especially near the hilt. But otherwise it is almost exactly the same size. Note that this tutorial also comes with a video located at the bottom of the page and a pdf of the template that you download and print up.
I also have some other 300 Spartan equipment projects which currently include a helmet, spear, vambraces, leg guards and shield. . The projects are here: Make a Spartan Helmet - Make a Spartan Spear - Make Spartan 300 Vambraces (ArmGuards) - Make Spartan Leg Guards - Make a Spartan Shield - The main spartan gear page is here - Spartan Chestpiece
This is the sword we make in this tutorial.
Can you make this sword? You sure can!! Here is a picture of one that was made by Sammy. My thanks to him for sending in the picture!
Here is a terrific looking spartan sword made by Ari. He did a terrific job with the colors.
And here is a great looking Spartan Sword made by Stolic! I love the color and the rivet look.
And here is a Spartan sword made by Sebastian:
The Tools and Materials you will need to make this sword:
Step 1: Print up the template booklet and cut out the pieces of the template then tape them together so you get a sword shape.
Step 2: Put this paper template on your cardboard and trace it out. Do this so you have three sword pieces that you will glue together. Also, trace out the handle pieces. There are four handle pieces.
This is what you end up with.
Glue the three sword pieces together one right on top of the other. They form a sandwich like an oreo cookie.
Then glue the four handle pieces onto the handle of the sword. Two on top and two on the bottom as shown in the next picure.
Once you have glued the three sheets of the sword body together you can then glue the four handle pieces onto the sword. The picture at left shows the two that have been glued to the top of the sword. You can then flip it over and glue the two to the bottom.
This is our "Deluxe Limited Edition" version of the 300 Movie sword and is expected to sell out quickly. The blade is very thick and as close to the movie as possible. By popular request, we have a true Spartan warrior's sword influenced by the movie 300! Used by King Leonidas and his men, this sword packs as much punch as the movie experience.
Make your own stand against the Persians! This is an exact replica of the sword carried by the famed King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. The heroic performance of these fierce warriors is remembered even today as a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds. We offer you the opportunity to relive the legend and to experience the power of this mighty sword. This sword measures 34 1/2" overall and breathes strength. The 26" hand forged blade is heat tempered from solid carbon steel and is nearly an amazing 1/2" thick. The leather wrapped handle is contoured and surrounded by the distinctive extended guard and pommel. Relive the history of the Spartans with this sword in your hand!
This is the Spartan Helmet Replica 18 Gauge Steel. This helmet is similar to the one worn by King Leonidas.The helmet has been constructed from 18 gauge steel with an all black finish. The front of the helmet has been detailed with a ridge lines. The plum of the helmet is black horse hair. The plum is easily mounted with two screws.
Here is the video tutorial showing you how to make this sword.
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