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Unread 02-11-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Making a simple sheath for a wooden katana

Hello, I need to make a sheath that will strap around my back for my wooden katana. Here is a reference of the strap of the sheath

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Unread 02-12-2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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I would expect to find sheaths like that at maybe a East-Meets-West sort of store that you'd see at a mall. Either that or maybe try a sports store. Sometimes they carry sheaths for fencing and you can easily transform a plain white one into a wooden-looking one with some wood-paint from the craft store.
Last resort, try Toys R Us. I saw a wooden dagger sheath for a WoW toy a few weeks back when I was getting a present for my niece.
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Unread 02-13-2013, 01:39 AM   #3
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The easiest way to think about making sheaths is that you're making a box around your sword with 1 open end. I have embarrassingly little documentation on the first two sheaths I made but they are here on my blog.

I have a lot more documentation on the Alibaba dagger sheath I made just recently though. I made it all out of expanded PVC but wood is just as fine. The picture of the wood cutout was just a test and I didn't use it in the final product, but the shape was the same. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask! I also recommend lining the inside with cloth as it helps keep the paint all nice and clean on the prop.

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