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    Matt Helms
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    @ragewynd

    I created 4 weapons and took pictures to show here.

    Details:

    Flail:
    Core – Graphite
    Padding – Fun noodle
    Chain material – Cotton sock with fun noodle “links” and “ball”
    Length (“Stick”) – 35 in. (Core ends 2 inches before the end, 2 inch “horsepill” of foam is attached at the end of the core.)
    Length (“Chain”) – 11 in.
    Width/Length (“Ball”) – 4.5in. x 6in.

    Polearm:
    Core – Carbon Fiber .75in Outer Diameter
    Padding – Fun noodle/soft open cell foam
    Total length – 67.5 in.
    Grip – 31 in.
    Striking surface – 7 in. x 12 in. with a 2.5 in. stabbing tip Covered with mostly 1 layer of strapping tape and duct tape.

    Sword w/ Crossguards:
    Core – Graphite
    Striking surface – Fun noodle w/ 2 in. compressed foam “horsepill” at the end of the core, then an additional 2in. thick open cell foam is capped at the end. The entire striking surface is covered by a cotton sock.
    Length – 43 in.
    Grip – 5.5 in.

    Sword w/o Crossguards:
    Core – Graphite
    Striking surface – Fun noodle w/ 2 in. compressed foam “horsepill” at the end of the core, then an additional 2in. thick open cell foam is capped at the end. The entire striking surface is covered by a cotton sock.
    Length – 37.25 in.
    Grip – 4.25 in.

    Additional crafting notes:

    Foam “horsepill” method – A compressed 2 in. length piece of fun noodle into a round “horsepill” that’s the same size as the end of the core. It’s then secured to the end of the core using RG300 general purpose strapping tape so it won’t move/slip off of the core.

    Graphite cores that are too narrow are widened by wrapping them with peel and stick sheets of foam until they fit the width of the fun noodle.

    For weapons that are used to stab, learning from my weaponcraft experience with Mythic Realms in 1999, a 2 inch block of open cell foam is added to the end of the weapon to protect in the extremely rare case the foam horsepill fails to stay mounted to the core during combat.

    I also use the “horsepill” method on the pommels of weapons too for safety purposes.

    Comments, feedback, ideas are welcome.

    Thank you,
    Matt aka RageWynd

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