Arm Yourself! How to Make a Boffer Sword

We’ve landed in a strange land. We’ve met terrifying monsters and dangerous people. What happens this time? What adventures await? Before we can get out there and find out, we need to get armed. Grab your foam and duct tape, it’s time to heat up the forge!

This time the LazyLarper gives his take on a boffer sword. This tutorial is¬†simple and useful, whether you’re brand new to the hobby or an experienced larper who wants to upgrade from a basic foam noodle.

For this project you’ll need the following:Boffer sword

  • Foam (sleeping pad)
  • Bamboo sticks
  • Double-sided tape
  • Duct tape
  • Scrap leather

A 1 page step-by-step guide for this project that fits in your pocket is included here . Feel free to print, distribute, and use this guide however you like. It’s useful to have it hanging in your work-space.

Does this mean you could just read the guide instead of watching the video? Well, yes, but it is also extremely helpful to see the process of making instead of just one still picture.

Do you have a different method you’d like to share? Did you make a weapon using these directions? Share your comments and experiences in the comments below!


See you next time!

- LazyLarper

If you have a LARP-related picture or advice, send it to me on twitter @LarpForge or at and I will feature it under the credits.

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