View Full Version : Quick Master Sword Question?

02-09-2011, 05:02 PM
Hey there, im sure your all familiar with the master sword but heres a reference pic:


My question is this, the small half circle below the guard, do you think a half a tennis ball would be suitable? if it helps I'm planning to make this out of ply wood, if anyone has any other ideas for this part I would love to hear them.

Thank you in advance.

02-09-2011, 06:01 PM
Well... You have to look at what kind of scale you're going with here. I would think a tennis ball's diameter would be a little large for that. (Just so happens I was wrong on the scale. >.<)

If, for example, the blade is ~36" long... That would make the height of the hemisphere ~1" and the diameter ~2.7". A tennis ball is 2.7" in diameter which would make the height of the hemisphere 1.35". So, the diameter would be right, you'd just have to squeeze the height down a bit.

If, we're following the blade ~36" long standard...
The handle would end up being ~7.4" long from the end to the ring just before the sphere.
The width of the guard would be ~10".
And, the entire length would be ~45.6".

02-26-2011, 05:32 PM
That is a good idea. I also made my sword out of plywood. However, half a tennis ball is still just that... half a circle. Is that alright or do you want the whole circle?

03-08-2011, 09:10 PM
I wouldn't use a tennis ball, but rather one of those orange street hockey balls, as well as a large suction cup. Glue one to the other and voila