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Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda is one of the Legendary Artifacts created by Goddess Hylia at the dawn of time. It has been wielded by hero Link in generations to protect peace and order in Hyrule. This article will show you how to make a real Master Sword.

How to Make the Perfect Master Sword

If you’re looking for the best way to finish your Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda, there are a few things you need to know. In order to make a perfect replica of the sword, you’ll need to have some basic carpentry skills, as well as a few tools and materials.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make your own Master Sword:

Gather the Materials

In order to make a Master Sword for your cosplay, you’ll need some basic carpentry tools and materials. You’ll need a piece of wood that’s at least 2″ thick, a jigsaw or band saw, a sander, wood glue, clamps, and a wood finish of your choice.

You’ll also need some basic painting supplies like paintbrushes and spray paint for the finishing touches.

Make the Hilt

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Cut one end of your board at a 90-degree angle, then measure three inches up from that edge and make another 90-degree cut on the opposite side so that you have a smaller piece just slightly larger than a sword handle.

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Cut another board into a strip that is slightly larger in width and length than the thickness of your smaller piece, then drill two holes in it for the screws to hold the pieces together. Attach both pieces with wood glue and clamps, then let dry overnight before going to step 3.

Shape the Blade

Mount your piece onto a work table and use a sander to shape the sides of the board into curves. If you want the sides even flatter, go with less curve.

Cut Out Hilt Details

Once you’re satisfied with the general shape and form of the blade, using a pencil and ruler, mark out the groves, ridges and other details on the blade itself. Use either a jigsaw or band saw to cut out the necessary pieces in your sword that will make this design come to life.

You can even use different tools to add detail line cuts into the blade if you’d like.

Sand Everything

Now go out and use the sander to smooth out all edges, then use an electric sander with a fine bit to give your blade a slightly rougher texture.

Cut Out Master Sword Guard Details

Use either your jigsaw or band saw to cut out the details in your guard, making sure you have two identically-shaped pieces that fit together.

Pre-Drill Holes in Guards

Use your drill to make three holes on the inside of each guard piece, then use your screws to attach them together.

Finish Details with the Paintbrush

If you want, go over any grooves or ridges with different paintbrushes and spray paint (such as a lighter color for the grooves and a darker color for the ridges). You can even use small brushes to add in details, such as removing dust with steel wool or sandpaper before adding detail lines.

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Paint Hilt Details

Use either spray paint or hand paint to add in your design details on your hilt piece.

Put Everything Together

Separate the hilt and blade pieces, then apply wood glue to one of the hilt pieces before attaching it to the guard piece you made earlier. Follow this by screwing in your other hilt piece with its corresponding guard piece.

Paint Hilt Wooden Details

Once both hilt pieces are attached to your guard pieces, go ahead and coat the whole thing with paint.

Spray Paint Blade Details

Take off any screws you might have to hold the two hilt pieces together, then spray-paint everything else black or gray before doing a second coat if necessary.

Mount Your Master Sword on an Unfinished Wooden Shelf

This step is optional, but you can mount your Master Sword on an unfinished wooden shelf. Depending on the layout of your room, you might want to find a hilt piece that’s shorter or longer than the one included in this guide.

Add Hilt Rubber Ends for Comfortability

You can also take some rubber tubing you can find at a hardware store and thread it through the hilt pieces so you can grip the sword with your hands if you’d like.

Master Sword is now ready. All that’s left is to paint it and add a leather or fabric grip, and you can start looking for dungeons that need exploring.

How to Choose the Right Materials for Making the Master Sword

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When it comes to making a Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda, there are a few things you’ll need to consider before getting started. The most important factor is the type of materials you’re going to use.

Below are the most recommended materials for making your sword:

  • High-quality plywood or MDF board for the blade
  • Paintbrushes in various sizes
  • Different types of spray paint (optional)
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Fine grit sandpaper
  • Jigsaw or band saw
  • Electric sander with fine sanding bit (optional)
  • Wood glue
  • Screws
  • Wood stain
  • Paint for details

Optional rubber tubing to hold your sword with your hands if you’re using plywood or MDF board. Wood stain and other materials that you’ll need, then go ahead and check out the next few steps to learn how to make this version of Master Sword.

After you have all of your materials ready, go ahead and follow the step-by-step instructions listed above to create your version of The Legend of Zelda’s Master Sword.

In Conclusion

The process of making Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda is a complex one, but with careful attention to detail and some basic materials, it can be done. We hope that this article has helped provide you with all the information you need to make your own replica Master Sword.

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