How to Build a Sword

If you plan to slay some bad guys (or your friends) in melee combat you’re going to need a weapon!

Amtgard combat features a wide range of weaponry (and an even wider range of construction methods), from sturdy pole arms to small daggers, but few are as versatile and powerful as the short sword. All player classes can use them, and numerous fighting tournaments center around them. The video series below provides an excellent short sword construction primer using simple methods and easy-to-acquire materials.

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There are additional weapon and shield construction guides in the Amtgard Rules of Play 8.0, as well as numerous guides on the forums and around the internet.