Monthly Archives: December 2013

Making Sting the sword from the Hobbit

Three weeks ago yesterday I was looking for a fun and challenging project to make.   I thought to myself that I wanted something challenging and something that was relevant. Well, talking to one of the employees we started discussing the new Hobbit movie.

One thing lead to another and the idea of making Sting out of steel popped. In the past we had discussed making something steel from a video game or a movie. Seemed like the right thing to do.

Well, I really bit off a lot with this project because in the three weeks it took me to make it I spent somewhere around 60 hours on the sword. Yikes! But it was worth it. I learned a few things, tried some new techniques and improved my skill set a little bit.

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The blade shape is quite unique but that was easy to achieve with a little cutting. Something new for me was the custom shaping of the wood handle so it fit the guard and the pommel. That was a good process. And The guard ( Made out of Aluminum) has some nice scroll work on it. That was all carved with a dremel tool.

Overall I had a lot of fun with the project. But wow, I fell behind on a lot of other stuff ( including this blog!). So now it is back to the normal work for me and it is time to get caught up!!

If you want to see the youtube video tutorial on how to make this sword it is right here: How to Make Sting from the Hobbit