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How to make a Morgul blade by InKibus How to make a Morgul blade by InKibus
DOWNLOAD FOR FULL VIEW, it's worth it, and I made it a reasonable size. ;)

Remember my Morgul Blade? [link]
Here's the long awaited how to make a convincing Morgul blade out of wood.
Before we begin, the most valuble reseach are the DVD galleries to the 3 LOTR movies, good screencaps, and the holy people at Kropserkel- [link]
Here's a link to their Morgul blades, fabulous reference- [link]
Oaky, ready?
Find a solid piece of ash, about 4 and a half to five feet long.
This is a monster sword!! I CUT A FOOT OFF THE LENGTH THAT I HAD HEARD THE ACTUAL BLADE WAS.
And It was still long for me, but that might say something about my size. ;)

Hopefully you'll have acess to tools to shape and whittle off the excess.
At the widest, the blade with be 2 inches.

Make sure to keep you lines perfectly even!!
The handle is to be rounded, and there is over a foor of handle length.
The gaurd is made by drilling a hole through where the blade meets the hilt, and run a solid piece of wire through.
I used coat-hanger wire. Also two small finishing nails at either side for base strength.
It's suggested to pre-drill holes and then run nails and wires through, or you might split the wood.
Sand this baby until it's as soft as steel.

Then you cover that with a resin.
The resin of choice can be a product called quik-wood, moldable expoxies, and hardening fillers.
It must get rock hard and be sandable.

To make the pommel, run a fairly lengthy screw through a dixie cup into the handle base, leaving some of the screw protruding up through the cup.
Fill the cup with bondo and let harden, removed cup in pieces, add more bondo, and scuplt the pommel.
Folk Art/Wear paint is suitable, blend colors! Don't just get sparkely silver. Find gun metal greys and greens. Get a glasve, rub it into the blade, and let it buil up in the corners before wiping off. A coat of laquer is suggested over the whole thing when done.
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TO MAKE THE WHOLE MOUTH FO SAURON COSTUME-
Wanna make this?
Underfrock- [link]
Accesories and tim [link]
Gaunlets- [link]
Sword- [link]
The Helmet- [link]
Helmet drapes- [link]
Pendant - [link]
Some of those are in multiple chapters, follow numbered links for the next chapter posted at the start of each description. THanks!
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Flinjager123 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
You made the Witch-King's sword. Morgul Blade is the middle one. [link]
Still very cool and I'm going to use this to make a Morgul Blade. :) thanks!
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Wonderful work, and very nice how-to. =)
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InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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conanthewolfboy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Wow! You can hardly tell that it's wood after it's all done! Incredible!
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InKibus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
:bow: Thank you!
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primulatook Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful!
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InKibus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you, it's a most asked about piece!
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Laycaris Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
I infinitely prefer metal but I love to see people using wood and stuff to turn out such good looking replicas of movie props and the like. Good work.
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InKibus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'd love to do metal myself :nod: , but don't have the talent or the ability. I do work in a wood-shop, so this was natural.
And this tutorial is for those kids who will never get near an anvil in their lives, but might have a workshop at school or in their garage.
But the ultimate in fine costuming is real metal, which is my fututre ambition. :nod: Thanks! ;)
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Laycaris Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Sure thing. We need to encourage other artists as much as we can. Keep up the good work.
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