How to Make a Sheath for a Sword
An easy-to-use sword sheath is all you need to ensure maximum protection for your beautiful sword. That’s why many people ask how to make a sheath for a sword. With tons of requests, I am here to show you the exact ways of making a beautiful sheath for your sword. And the good thing is you won’t have to spend thousands of dollars. I have selected some simple methods with which you will be able to finish this project with your household materials. So, without any delay, let’s dive in!
Well, you can follow some basic templates that you might have seen in different other blogs or YouTube videos. I will suggest forgetting all of them for a couple of minutes. For this project, you have to gather some basic materials like cardboard, foam sheets, etc. Don’t worry; I will explain all of them one-by-one below. Prepare your work station, and get these materials.
Materials You Will Need
- Some cardboards from cracker or
- cereal boxes
- Several types of foam sheets
- Masking tapes
- Silver paint
- Hot glue
- Four Eyelets
- And the sword that you want to put in.
How to Make a Sheath for a Sword?
If you have gathered all of them, Follow the steps below.
First of all, you have to cut the cardboard box according to your sword’s measurement. Trim the residual pieces and the fragments on the cardboard. In case if you want to be wider enough to cover up your entire sword, wrap the cardboard around your sword. If you find the pieces of cardboard aren’t long enough to cover the sword; don’t worry; you can add more to its length. Note that the cardboard should overlap enough to make it easily taped. For sliding the sword into the sheath easily, make sure to keep some additional room.
Once you have completed wrapping the sword up, tape the end to secure the attachment. My sword was a bit longer than the cardboard, so I used some additional cardboard to fix things up. If you also face this, keep in mind that the new piece should be a bit large from the sword.
Now, you have got the shape. Use a multi-color foam sheet to decorate the sheath. So, apply some hot glue at one edge of the foam and then put the cardboard sheath on it. Make sure to apply a little amount of glue because it is very easy for the hot glue to melt the foam. Next, fold the foam around the cardboard sheath. Once you complete that, cut the edges to give it a sharp look.
Glue up the ends and let it dry. After that, your homemade sheath will be ready for your sword. If you want, you can apply for some ornamental works on your sheath. I just have shown you how to make a sheath for a sword; the decoration is up to you.
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