Once upon a time it was difficult to buy good quality larp weapons and for many people there is no need to make your own. This wasn’t always the case (In fact I remember an attempt to build some in the 90’s that lead to decent fighting sticks and comedy Kukri’s), and regardless of availability there is nothing as satisfying as crafting something that is bespoke to you.
How to get started is another matter.
Fortunately there are these 4 videos from Talented Pixi Cosplay that are very useful. They detail how to make a large dagger (that by way of extension could become a sword). I like them as they show failures in the construction process – and you can learn a lot from this.
If you do have a go at making your weapons – I’d love to post pictures so please send them in.
Here are the instructional videos.