Instructions for the Short Sword


How do I get this project?

You maybe wondering where you can get this project? Right now this project is only available at various shows we exhibit in or workshops we teach at various locations in Southern California. However, this project will be available as part of our upcoming Kickstarter campaign. Sign up to our email list to stay informed on when we will launch our campaign.

Tools and Materials

All tools and materials required for this build will either be included in this kit or available at your local art and craft store or large retailer.

Tools and Materials for the Short Sword Build


Short Sword

There are six main steps to this build with 17 subtasks. If this is your first Crafteeo project or the first time doing this project, we recommend that your view the video of the assembly step once through before attempting that step. It is good practice to do a dry fit prior to gluing individual pieces to the assembly. This will help you anticipate issues and identify critical alignment features. Take your time and enjoy the build process.

Completed Short Sword without Paint


Tip #1: DO NOT use the sword before letting the glue and paint dry for at least 12 hours.

Tip #2: Keep several damp, NOT dripping wet, paper towels nearby to wipe off excess glue. This will help you maintain a clean build and a clean work area.

Short Sword Scabbard

COMING SOON! We are working on a scabbard that compliments the short sword. Sign up to our email list and stay informed on when we will have this project available!


You can use any number of coloring media, e.g. acrylic paint, spray paint, or markers, to finish your short sword, although, we recommend simple craft paint. It is inexpensive, water-based for easy clean up and it paints onto the paper very smoothly. After you finish painting, I recommend you let the paint and glue dry overnight before you start using your short sword. If you paint with water-based acrylic, such as craft paint, I recommend you coat the painted spear with decoupage glue like Mod Podge. This helps seal and protect the finish. Below are some ideas on how to paint your sword. We provide you a blank canvas to unleash your creativity!

Idea 1: The Cora City Milita Sword


Idea 2: The Sword of the Emperor’s Herald