How to Make a Sword Back Strap

Though it is not the medieval period and fighting with swords and other metallic objects, you can still keep the blade for collective purposes. And for occasional costume functions, you can arrange a back strap for preserving the sword.

Making metal back straps or leather back straps can be costly and arduous for this reason; today, we will discuss the technique of making back straps with wood. This wood will be lightweight, and it will be relatively easy to carry on your back. So without exaggerating the introductory words, let us go through the process.

How to Make a Sword Back Strap


Before you start the process, gather all the necessary elements. Start with some wood. The wood thickness shouldn’t be very thick. Limit the thickness to a quarter an inch. You’ll need a woolen cloth. This will act as an inner lining for the back strap. You’ll need strong adhesive and clamps to make the attachment firm.

You will need a belt, and it is better to use regular belts that we wear; they are quite handy in these situations. You will need some essential drawing equipment like pencils and measuring tape. After you have gathered all these elements, you can start working. You have to begin by outlining the sword in the wood.

For this, you have to place the wood on a table, and then you have to put the sword on the wood, and then to use a pencil, you have to outline the entire blade of the sword. After the outline is drawn on the wood, you have to start cutting the wood, and you can use a standard miter saw for this purpose. After the design is carved out, you have to duplicate the wood, and then you have to make small wood pieces that will act as the middle portion of the two wood pieces.

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You have to take a woolen cloth and stick it with the inner part of the wood using adhesive; after the fabric is firmly attached, you have to connect both wooden parts. You have to cut an intermediate wooden lining and then attach the three pieces in a sandwich manner. And then you have to use clamps to keep them connected. After the adhesive has made the cavity stable, you must start attaching the belt to the frame.

For this, you must take some small pics of wood and make an elevated space for the belt. The belt must not coincide with the inner cavity. Then you must take the glue and attach the strap with the wood. You can use the clamps for this purpose too. After firmly attaching the belt to the cavity, you can color the back strap. Lastly, you have to check the hole by inserting the sword, and if the pit is loose, you have to provide some more inner lining with a woolen cloth.

Frequently Asked Questions

What holds a sword on your belt?

A sword is a type of weapon used for cutting or thrusting. The scabbard holds the sword on your belt and keeps it ready to be drawn quickly when needed.

What Is the Difference Between a Scabbard and a Sheath?

A scabbard is a covering that protects the blade of a sword. On the other hand, a sheath is a container for holding the blade and can be made from metal or leather.

What Is the Belt That Holds a Sword Called?

A sword belt is not just a simple belt. It is a belt that holds the scabbard of a sword. The belts were traditionally made from leather but are now usually made from cloth or webbing, with metal buckles and rings.

Many types of sword belts are available, depending on the type of scabbard they hold. There are two main types:

1) Sword Belts for swords with one-handed hilts – these allow free movement of the sword when drawn and do not impede drawing a second weapon (typically an arming sword) in conjunction with it or reaching for something held behind the back.

2) Sword Belts for swords with two-handed hilts – these have only one buckle and require both hands to draw the weapon from its scabbard because it cannot be drawn without pulling at least one hand out first.

Final Thoughts

Lastly, we hope the process discussed here will help you make a back strap for the sword. You can use it while wearing a costume or use it to preserve the blade. Thank you. Have a good day.

Related Article: How to Make a Sheath for a Sword

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