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How to Make a Viking Sword and Helmet


This is a tutorial showing you how to make a viking sword out of foamboard or cardboard and how to make a viking helmet out of cardboard.

Easy beginner project that turns out great.

And I give you the template for the sword:

The Template

I also have a video tutorial on this project at the bottom of the page.

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A viking sword and helmet



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Tools and Materials:

  • For the sword:
  • 1 sheet of foamboard
  • The template
  • Some kind of glue or hot glue
  • Paints: Gold, Silver, Red
  • For the Helmet:
  • Some corrugated cardboard
  • Silver duct tape or silver paint
  • Some kind of glue or hot glue

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Viking helmet

Want to just make the helmet? You can skip ahead to that tutorial right here.




Let's Make the Sword

Print up the sword template. In it there are three different sword handles, Wisdom, Strength, and Courage. Pick the handle you want for your sword and cut it out.




Then cut out pieces two and three. These are the rest of the sword. Lay them out and tape them together. This is the template for your sword.





Place that template on foam board or cardboard and trace the outline of it all the way around. Do this twice, making two of them.





To do the fuller on the inside area of the sword we draw over the lines on the template, pressing firmly with a blunted pencil. This leaves an imprint on the foam board.





So when you lift up the template you can see the imprint and draw out the lines.







You do the same thing for the inner lines on the pommel and the guard. Trace them, pressing firmly, then when you lift the template you can see and draw out the impressions.







Quick tip: If your lines are not straight enough you can always touch things up with a straight edge or ruler.





Trace out two copies.

NextOk! Let's continue with the tutorial




Watch the video tutorial here:



Battle Ready Viking Long Sword -

The Authentic Battle Ready Viking Longsword comes with a wooden scabbard with leather wrap. The leather is stitched and each scabbard is hand made to fit the sword. Steel fittings on the throat and base make the scabbard durable, even when weighted by the sword. It fits into most Medieval longsword frogs. Inside the scabbard is a soft lining that will absorb fluids from the blade and keep the oil spread smoothly. Oil and cleanliness of the sword is important to prevent rust from occurring on the high performance carbon steel. Please keep your sword oiled and clean from moisture for maximum performance. This sword comes with a dull edge for safety and reenactments.




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