Advice 1: How to make a wooden katana

Japan at all times, was famous not only masters of martial arts, but also craftsmen, able to produce stunning bladed weapons. One of such masterpieces is a two-hand traditional samurai katana sword. To make a real katana, you may initially will not be so easy, but to make from a tree it training option it is possible to try.
How to make a wooden katana
You will need
  • - birch Board;
  • - tools for work with wood;
  • - sandpaper;
  • - lacquer for wood.
Instruction
1
Prepare dry birch Board or block. Suitable as a hazel or oak deadwood. The main requirement to the material for the sword – no wood defects, especially of knots. Workpiece length should be about a meter or slightly more. The overall dimensions of the wooden samurai sword is determined by the growth of its owner; traditionally, the handle of the katana has a length of about 25 cm, and the working part (the blade) – not more than 75 cm.
2
Vystrugat a plane straight wide model. Remove excess layers of wood; if you use the whole stem of a Bush, you must first remove the bark and a little to dry the workpiece. After initial processing you should now have a strip with a thickness of 10-30 mm.
3
Give the sword a little bent, removing the excess. To the size and shape is not distorted during processing, pre-apply to the workpiece the contours of the future weapons, and then use the planer to consistently remove the excess material.
4
File out the sharp edges of the workpiece, giving a cross section of the katana slightly rounded or oval shape. Pay special attention to the hilt of the sword, because of the quality of processing will depend on the ease of handling training weapons. It will be perfect if the handle you will make a round or oval cross section. Make sure the thickness was the same along the entire length.
5
After giving the working part of the katana of the desired shape, treat it to a file and then sandpaper. It will save your hands from splinters. In the beginning use "the sandpaper" larger, gradually moving to finer grinding. The tip of the katana for security purposes when contacting with the shell and also make a rounded grind.
6
Ready sword consistently top two or three layers of lacquer to protect the wood from the harmful effects of the environment. For easy hold training weapons in hand, gently wrap the hilt of the sword with tape. Now you can safely proceed to mastering the art of fighting to samurai swords.

Advice 2: How to make a katana out of wood

Katana – the weapon of the samurai in Japan. The art of katana has not lost relevance to the present day. But waving this training katana, capable, according to legend, cut the iron rods, just dangerous. Analogue material for a real samurai sword can be considered a Bulat or in our time to re-open the technology of the so-called "Anosov" steel. If you decide to explore the ancient art of the samurai, put the "original" blade out to the side. May it be better interior detail.
How to make a katana out of wood
Instruction
1
In studying the art of the katana from ancient times used its full analogue of the blade in its properties called "bokken".
2
Bokken form is fully consistent with the katana, but because it is made of wood, it is a little easier.
Bokken usually made from durable species of woodsuch as oak, beech, hornbeam and the like. In Japan, bokken decided to do of the white oak (Shiro kashi), red (Aka kashi), brown or black (Chaironuri kashi).
3
Since the tradition of the sword in Japan has more than one hundred years, and training swords Bocconi also have their canonical dimensions, weights and names depending on schools using them.For example, bokken Bokuto (Iita) is made from white or red oak, length 102cm, weight is from 580 to 620 g depending on the material.
4
Bokken Casey-Ryu is the heaviest of all, the length 102 cm weighs 730 g.
Garda (transverse pad that protects the hand from sliding along the blade weapons of the enemy) bockenek usually not used.
5
To give the characteristic whistling sound when the correct position of the arms at impact, along the "blade" of bokken make a shallow groove, called "Chi".
6
Blade "blade" of bokken (like real katana) beveled at an angle of 45 degrees on the end.
The profile of bokken depending on type may be flattened, oval or round.
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