View Full Version : constructing a katana?

03-16-2005, 01:15 PM
Hey, I'm currently at a loss on how to construct a katana for my Baiken cosplay(guilty gear X-2), I know I have to make it out of wood but any suggestions how I should go about doing it? What kind of wood I should use? And making the katana look somewhat real looking?

The Solid Snake
03-16-2005, 01:54 PM
i actually have a wooden katana for training, i picked it up at some festival for only 25 bucks.

if u got 25 maybe u can pick one up


If you dont use ebay then perhaps check out any local stores that sell swords

03-16-2005, 02:39 PM
This really doesn't belong here in the Anime North forums...

I suggest search the "Props and Accessories" forums on the site:

For example, here is a thread devoted to sword-making questions:

Please keep the Anime North forums related to Anime North! ^_^

03-16-2005, 06:49 PM
Like Oselle suggested, check the Props and Accessories section since there will probably be more skilled people that can help you.

For my sister's Ayame costume we picked up a pair of plastic katana at a toy store for $5 and painted them chrome. They are "short" swords compared to the longer swords that are usually made of metal (does that make any sense??)

Anyhow - here's a pic of her's:

03-16-2005, 10:42 PM
sorry guys for posting in the wrong place :woah: , I just needed some help fast. Lol...well thanks for the suggestions, i'll look into the weapons forums. :bigtu: