This project can also be carried out in mild steel. The point is to make a practice sword from ferrous metal by forging, finishing and fitting all the parts exactly as you would a real sword without working high carbon steel and needing to heat treat it (harden and temper).

The furniture on this sword should be brass or stainless. You have the option of fabricating, forging or casting the furniture. Casting brass is a whole new world of tools and techniques but is also one of those skills practiced by most armourers. I recommend learning casting as a separate craft at another time. So we will describe a fabricated guard and pommel.

Details to follow. . . . . (basically same as the above with forging as an option for some shaping.)