Try this link:
"Wooden Sword & Shield Kit
Design and paint your own wooden Viking shield, complete with traceable
design. Plus wooden sword and colouring poster. Paints and crayons are
not included. Ideal for ages 5 to 11."
Mine, pictures rather than plans but I'm sure you can work it out.
Blades are beech, the rest is lime (linden/basswood). Most of the work
is done with a spokeshave and block plane. Woodie moulder for the
central fuller. You really need a full tang (blade continues right
through) or a wooden sword will snap clean off at the hilt the first
time it strikes the ground.
Finish is silver wax from the crafts shop. You can go crazy with
carving, gilding and semi-precious stone inlay if you want (eBay
rubies are amazingly cheap these days!)
Most children can easily kill with one of these. That might or might
not be what you intended. Go easy on who you give them to. I wouldn't
make even a wooden edge on a sword for a kid. 1/2 min. diameter on the
Search for the SCA or LARP rules on how to make something a bit less
hazardous (bundled rattan or foam wraps) if you're planning to
actually contact each other with it.
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