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Make Tauriel's Fighting Knives


This is a tutorial on how to make Tauriel's Fighting knives from the movie The Hobbit. This is a fun and very easy project. You just need a sheet of foamboard or cardboard, a hot glue gun and some paint.

The template for this project is here

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

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This is what we make:

Tauriel's Daggers


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Materials Needed:


Print up the template

Print up the template. There is only one page. This is an easy and fast project!


The three pieces of the template

There are only three pieces. Cut them out.


Tape those three pieces together to form the sword.

The template


Now let's make four of these. Put that template on foamboard and trace around it. (make four)

Trace template onto foam board


Trace the details

To do all the ornamentation on the inside parts of the sword this is what you do. You press down firmly tracing all those lines. This causes an indent in the foamboard.


Draw the details

Now you can remove the template and see the indents you drew. You can go ahead and draw those out with a pencil.


Cut out the details

Now let's cut those four swords out of the foam board. Start by cutting out the leaf patterns and don't forget to do the two little triangles. There is also a hole at the very end of the pommel. Cut that out too.


The detail cuts

Ok, this picture shows the cut outs and the sword has been cut out of the foam board sheet.

NextOkay, Let's continue with the tutorial


Watch the Video tutorial here:




United Cutlery UC3044 'The Hobbit' Fighting Knives of Tauriel

As Captain of the Woodland Guard, Ariel carries signature twin daggers with blades forged of a bronzed alloy and a Sylvan steel edge of superior strength. The hilts are crafted from greenwood with bronzed steel fittings. This replica is crafted of stainless steel with cast metal and polycarbonate handles, precisely detailed and colored to exactly match the movie prop. It is presented with a wood wall mount featuring graphic motif of Ariel and includes a certificate of authenticity.


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


xacto knife

X-ACTO Z Series #1 Knife with Cap (XZ3601)


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