How to make a vorpal blade part 1

The Vorpal Blade is going to take a little longer than I thought so I’ll do this in a few posts. The bade I’m making is an exaggerated oversize version of Alice’s Vorpal Blade.

I found a plastic fancy dress pirate knife that had the blade shape I was looking for.
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I started by cutting off the skull top on the handle and getting some black foam from an old mouse mat.

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I glued this foam around the handle using a hot glue gun.

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To make the shaped end of the handle I used some thicker foam and cut out the shape wanted a few times and stuck these together using the glue gun.

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I then attached this shape to the end of the handle with more glue.

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I am going to use a heat gun to smooth off the shape and the seal with PVA before spray painting black, then adding gold detail. I’ll let you know how this goes when I get my hands on a heat gun.

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