How to Make a wooden katana
This is a great series of videos teaching you how to make a wooden katana sword for LARP'ing. In a few simple steps with very basic materials, you can create a very professional looking boffing weapon.
Things to Keep in MInd:
These tutorials are designed to show you my process of making a wooden replica katana. The goal is to recreate the visual and construction aspects of the sword as a work of art. These are not designed to be used for play fights or heavy contact, rather as a showpiece or stage prop.
During construction, there is going to be some risk of injury from the use of sharp knives, chisels, and other tools, AND I take NO responsibility for these risks. Be smart about your personal safety. Your best option is to wear a decent pair of gloves, wear eye protection, and a dust mask when appropriate. For you younger swordmakers, it would be best to have a parent help, and as a bonus, they may have some helpful design ideas.