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Make Senua's Sword from Hellblade

This is an easy sword making project. It is Senua's sword from the video game Hellblade. It turns out great and you don't need a lot of materials.

I also have a video tutorial for this project at the bottom of the page.

The template is all done and ready for you to download:

The Template is here (pdf)





This is an easy foam board sword project. And it only requires a few materials including just one sheet of foamboard. Get a foam board that is 20x30 inches and 5mm thick. That's a standard size. You know I give you the template which makes it easy for you to get it looking just right. No need to worry about getting the shape right.

And I have a couple of new techniques in this tutorial and video including using a product called rub'n buff to paint the blade rather than using paint. And the guard of this sword has gems on it. If you don't have any gems that's ok. I show you how to make gems with a hot glue gun.

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Tutorial starts here:


Print up the template.

The template


And cut out the template parts.

Cut out the pieces


Tape together parts 1,2,3 and 4. They make up the blade of the sword.

Tape together blade template


Lay that blade template on your sheet of foamboard and trace it. Do this twice with the blade template. You need two of those. Lay the other parts on the foam board and trace them also. You end up with twelve pieces.

The twelve pieces


Go ahead and cut all those pieces out.

The cut out pieces


Will's Tip on Cutting Foam board: Don't try to cut all the way through it in one swipe. Use a really sharp blade and make three passes. the first pass just cuts the top layer of paper. Second pass cuts the foam and the third pass cuts through the bottom layer of foam.

nextLet's continue with the tutorial and assemble the sword.


The Video Tutorial:



Tools and More:



Rub'n Buff - This is what I used on this sword rather than silver paint.




Hot glue gun

Will's Favorite Hot Glue Gun

Surebonder PRO2-100 100-Watt High Temperature Industrial Glue Gun, Black



X-acto designer series knife #1 blade


Foam board

Elmer's Acid-Free Foam Boards, 20 x 30 Inches, 3/16-Inch Thick, Bright White, 2-Count (902015)

If you are looking for high quality, archive quality or you are looking for a backing for photographs you should use an acid free foam board It is more expensive per sheet though.