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    Hi guys!

    As the title says, I'm trying to make 2 kirito swords and asuna lambent from first season of SAO.
    The catch is, I wanna make them from translucent acrylic with led light attached at the bottom so that it can light up as though I'm using a skill.
    Have no prior experience dealing with such stuffs though. Would like to have comments and ideas on crafting the sword as well as places that may lend out workstations with acrylic bending tools.

    I currently have a steel kirito sword but I heard there are cosplay events that do not accept metal weapons even if they are blunt.

    Thanks in advance guys!

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    Acrylic does not have the best strength to weight ratio for a sword.
    The density and flexibility is a bit on the high side.

    Elucidator, Dark Repulsor and Lambent Light all looks roughly 1m in length given your height is in
    the 1.60 - 1.70m range.

    Other than lambent light, Elucidator and Dark Repulsor looks like one and a half handed sword.
    Which is close to Chinese Jian in terms of length sizing,

    If you are ~1.65m tall
    the blade would be the length from armpit to the tip of the middle finger
    (with your arm stretched straight)
    ~80cm
    with the handle being the length of a palm (from tip of middle finger to the bottom of the palm)
    ~16cm
    The overall length being 96cm.

    The handle would be just sufficiently long to use 2 handed grip
    if you size it this way. (which is what seems to be kirito's proportion to the elucidator)

    Unless you are planning to use the katana's proportion of 3:1 of total 4 part
    blade being 75cm long with 25cm long handle, which is a longer handled design.
    that looks kind of oversized handle on the Elucidator and Dark Repulsor.

    6 - 8mm is the average thickness of sword blades, meaning
    you might ends up with a flappy piece of acrylic.
    You could make the blade thicker, but the proportion would be slightly off and might not be as nice if you are particular about details.


    The worse thing you would want is the flexing occur near the point of balance on a sword when you swing it,
    which could easily snap the entire prop. (lower node of vibration is same spot with point of balance)
    Take note while testing out the prop.

    This might be fine for steel blades, but for props the vibration could easily destroy the material especially if you choose to hollow out the middle for wire.

    Unless you are using the acrylic for non-structural support
    on the edges.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y40snITLi6o

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4zwyVw4NdA
    Last edited by IshiyamaBaka; Nov 18th, 16 at 08:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IshiyamaBaka View Post
    Acrylic does not have the best strength to weight ratio for a sword.
    The density and flexibility is a bit on the high side.

    Elucidator, Dark Repulsor and Lambent Light all looks roughly 1m in length given your height is in
    the 1.60 - 1.70m range.

    Other than lambent light, Elucidator and Dark Repulsor looks like one and a half handed sword.
    Which is close to Chinese Jian in terms of length sizing,

    If you are ~1.65m tall
    the blade would be the length from armpit to the tip of the middle finger
    (with your arm stretched straight)
    ~80cm
    with the handle being the length of a palm (from tip of middle finger to the bottom of the palm)
    ~16cm
    The overall length being 96cm.

    The handle would be just sufficiently long to use 2 handed grip
    if you size it this way. (which is what seems to be kirito's proportion to the elucidator)

    Unless you are planning to use the katana's proportion of 3:1 of total 4 part
    blade being 75cm long with 25cm long handle, which is a longer handled design.
    that looks kind of oversized handle on the Elucidator and Dark Repulsor.

    6 - 8mm is the average thickness of sword blades, meaning
    you might ends up with a flappy piece of acrylic.
    You could make the blade thicker, but the proportion would be slightly off and might not be as nice if you are particular about details.


    The worse thing you would want is the flexing occur near the point of balance on a sword when you swing it,
    which could easily snap the entire prop. (lower node of vibration is same spot with point of balance)
    Take note while testing out the prop.

    This might be fine for steel blades, but for props the vibration could easily destroy the material especially if you choose to hollow out the middle for wire.

    Unless you are using the acrylic for non-structural support
    on the edges.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y40snITLi6o

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4zwyVw4NdA
    Seems like its not a very good idea. kirito's sword is for me, and i'm around... 1.72m. asuna sword is for about.. 1.6? Is there any other similar ideas as compared to the one i wanted to make? with it being more robust.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshMint View Post
    Seems like its not a very good idea. kirito's sword is for me, and i'm around... 1.72m. asuna sword is for about.. 1.6? Is there any other similar ideas as compared to the one i wanted to make? with it being more robust.
    The elucidator and dark repulsor will be roughly 100cm long, meaning the handle is roughly 20cm with 80cm long blade if you are 1.72m tall.

    Lambent light would be close to 93-94cm long for a 1.6m tall person, it has a longer than usual handle which makes katana's 1:3 ratio seems fine.

    All you need to do is get sufficiently thick acrylics panels that is also sufficiently long, I guess 10mm or 12mm thick might do the trick.
    Then give appropriate coloring on the blade like a black surface for the elucidator.
    Sand or blur out the edges instead of polishing it clear.

    something like this ?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfCUEwnbqmI

    The difficult part might be shaping the blade for someone without any experience,
    especially when doing the edge beveling.

    Since a straight bladed double edged might be the hardest to shape
    as the edge is mostly straight and the blade geometry is symetrical


    I guess you could just replace the materials with acrylic instead of steel.
    Elucidator
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obw19lRWO-Y

    Lambent Light
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96_xrMab9rg


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    Quote Originally Posted by IshiyamaBaka View Post
    The elucidator and dark repulsor will be roughly 100cm long, meaning the handle is roughly 20cm with 80cm long blade if you are 1.72m tall.

    Lambent light would be close to 93-94cm long for a 1.6m tall person, it has a longer than usual handle which makes katana's 1:3 ratio seems fine.

    All you need to do is get sufficiently thick acrylics panels that is also sufficiently long, I guess 10mm or 12mm thick might do the trick.
    Then give appropriate coloring on the blade like a black surface for the elucidator.
    Sand or blur out the edges instead of polishing it clear.

    something like this ?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfCUEwnbqmI

    The difficult part might be shaping the blade for someone without any experience,
    especially when doing the edge beveling.

    Since a straight bladed double edged might be the hardest to shape
    as the edge is mostly straight and the blade geometry is symetrical


    I guess you could just replace the materials with acrylic instead of steel.
    Elucidator
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obw19lRWO-Y

    Lambent Light
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96_xrMab9rg
    Thanks a lot! btw, any ideas of any workwork i can lend/rent equipments to sculpt my sword?


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    I remember a while back there is a maker's workshop reported on local news, its open to public hobbyist and entrepreneurs for free.
    There is some machinery there to use too.


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