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Kirito Sword: The Elucidator Progress by loveshina Kirito Sword: The Elucidator Progress by loveshina
Got the blade and the guard shaped and mostly smoothed. Used a rasp and file for the majority followed by sandpaper, but on the inner curve of the guard I ended up using a dremel (I couldn't even get the file in there very much).
It still needs a bit of smoothing, but next its on to the handle pieces.
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SylphViper Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My gosh. Your work is beautiful.
I would kill for a tutorial from you x'D
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loveshina Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
While I don't quite have the time to make a prop just for this, pretty soon I'll have something that will line up and I'll document everything and put it together as a tut. Most likely will be a basic European longsword to go with my DS2 after I finish the costume, and will be aimed at producing something as realistic as possible.
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BenOkamiKoi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How long does it take to make this and how much does it cost?
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loveshina Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
The whole process would take about 10-15 hours for me, so I'd charge $200 for one with the works.
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BenOkamiKoi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually wanted to know how much the supplies themselves were. The wood, the tools, etc.
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loveshina Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
chioky.deviantart.com/art/Swor…
Here's a good list of basic tools, some of which you might or might not need. While his prices seem off to me, it will give you a good idea of what to look for. For sure you need the files and some way to cut out the wood. I would also recommend poplar over the pine he uses. (And stay FAR away from balsa unless you need very thin pieces you can't get in other woods.)
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BenOkamiKoi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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InsanePleasure Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your work in progresses os much <3 what yood did you use? but....didn't you cat the uper ornament later?
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AskRiolu Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
can you make a video or written steps on how to make the swords I wanna cosplay as kirito
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Phexil-anims Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
wood?
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:iconloveshina:
loveshina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Eeyup.
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NUMA-WAFFLE Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow!
I'd buy one in a heartbeat.
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SI7ver Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Can I ask for the dimensions??
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loveshina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
40" long and 5" wide at the hilt.
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Tatsumaki-Wind Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
if i could ask a few questions:
1) how thick is your blade?
2) does the blade extend into the hilt like the tang of a sword?
3) how did you cut the edges of the blade?
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loveshina Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
It's .5" thick. It's cut out as a complete profile, so yes it technically does, although not in the same style. And I beveled the edges with an 8 inch rasp.
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Tatsumaki-Wind Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
how wide is the blade (edge to edge)? how wide is the bevel (edge to end of bevel)?
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xXDeathKnightKaoruXx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can you make a Tutorial, PLZ!!!!!!!!!! i want to make Asuna´s too at least materials
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loveshina Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I plan on doing a prop/sword making tut of some kind in the near future. Probably in the next couple of weeks when my classes end. For now I can tell you the material is all wood, poplar, ans mostly files for the shaping. And any kind if saw that can cut out the shape.
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AndreiZero28 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Artist
That looks realy nice!
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loveshina Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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RA1S0R Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
damn urs looks nicer than mine >:(
but good job man :D
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loveshina Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks a ton!
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KumoriYoukai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
what wood did you use? i used plywood and i couldn't get the same shape you got i will be uploading some picture of it onto DA.
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loveshina Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I used poplar. Plywood is really low quality, you'd better off with a piece of select pine. Poplar is really nice because it's alot harder than pine, but still soft enough to work. It's also much easier to finish.
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KumoriYoukai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
ah ok cheers, if i have time to make a new one ill follow your advice
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loveshina Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Good luck!
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KumoriYoukai Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
thanks, oh and by the way good luck trying to strap it to your back like kirito does
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loveshina Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Lol thanks, but I've got a few Ideas. If I can get a giant bang nail to stay on my back, I bet you I can manage this thing.
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UnicornGundam Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Do you think it would be possible to Spray Foam this or something? I'd love to wood or metalwork it, but I know next to nothing about either of those two things, nor can I find a replica to blow 150 bucks on in the interwebz. I'd rather not slit my throat with a bandsaw because I did something wrong.
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UnicornGundam Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Or if you plan on casting it, that may work as well, because chances are your detail is more accurate than mine would be.
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loveshina Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
It might be possible, but I don't know how well it would turn out. If you have anywhere you can get it cut out I would recommend using wood, you can do most, if not all of the work with hand tools and it will turn out much more durable. If you can't, I might try using some kind of support for the spray foam, and be careful when painting, from what I know, spray paints eat at most types of foam.
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Crush40DX Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
how much would it take, for you to make another one and send it to portugal ?
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loveshina Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I don't plan on making another by hand. Takes too much time and I have plenty of other things to do. However I was planning on potentially molding and casting it.
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Crush40DX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
that would work too honestly, since all the details would be preserved. if you ever think in a price.tell'me
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GreenCowHobo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Whoa this is AWESOME. ;_; Please make a tutorial for this sword. Would love it. I'm planning to cos Kirito too. Thanks. :>
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loveshina Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I think I plan on making a tut when I start work on the dark repulsor.
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zero-element Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
(id buy one to!!!)
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GreenCowHobo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Haha! Me too!
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zero-element Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I made one to but i didnt put as much time as you did into it. (i also made it before the anime came out!) Will have to remake mine TT_TT
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asanivo55 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Whats lenght
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loveshina Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
It's about a 30" blade length, 40" overall. I sized it to scale to myself compared to Kirito (he seems rather short anyways, as am I).
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IceboyKun Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, AWESOME.
What do you think of doing a tutorial to make one of these?
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loveshina Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D! I thought about that, I might do a tutorial for parts of it, and I do have a few tricks I've used a few times that help a ton. I was also thinking of molding it since I have a couple friends who want one and I really don't want to make more than one more of these by hand. (especially since I still have the sheath and rest of the costume to make by October)
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MELenenEQ Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
May I know what materials you used? Its a wonderful job done! :D
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loveshina Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's all cut from a single board of poplar.
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MELenenEQ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, thats amazing! hahas, thank you :D
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Vega-Three Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I'm curious to know how you made the edges so consistent. Seems like it'd be sorta tough to do. Did you use any markings or anything to guide you?
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loveshina Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
lots and lots of careful filing. I basically opted to not use any power tools on it because they are much harder to control. I did draw a basic guideline along to edge as well, but most of it is just by eye.
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deBoru Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I'd buy one of those...
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