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So now that I have gotten a couple blue swords made I was looking to add some customizations. I have some different colors in athletic tape and I was wondering would it be acceptable to make for example a green or a red colored blue sword or would that conflict with the rules. I don't want to make a blue sword (colored red) and have people complain or worse not be able to use it, but I would like some more variety than just black swords.
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Also, do I have to use blue electrical tape for example on the pommel or hilt of all blue weapons or is that an optional thing. If so would blue tape on the pommel of a blue sword "colored red" be acceptable? Also I have a "black" blue sword pictured in another thread, does it need to have blue tape on it to be considered legal?
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You can use any colors except for Yellow (reserved for projectiles) but anything you add must be cloth as striking surfaces require cloth covers (you can get away with grip tape but that doesn't hold up well long term).

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You don't have to put the electrical tape on. At events the tape is normally used to show that the weapon has been checked and passed.

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Im not sure Im articulating what Im trying to ask very well so I made a crappy photoshop image of what Im talking about.

in the image below is a "blue one-handed sword" As seen, the athletic tape is colored red. would this be a legal sword to use as a blue one hander. (Note it cant qualify as a Red 2 hander)

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That is fine, as Jayne said weapons can be any color (except yellow or neon colors). Only javelins have a cover requirement and those must be yellow. Other than that you are fine. I have red weapons with blue covers and have made blue weapons with red covers. Also as for tape on the weapons, like Nada said, you can put whatever color of tape you want on, but I would shy away from using electrical tape just because it is what most people use for weapons check.
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That is fine, as Jayne said weapons can be any color (except yellow or neon colors). Only javelins have a cover requirement and those must be yellow. Other than that you are fine. I have red weapons with blue covers and have made blue weapons with red covers. Also as for tape on the weapons, like Nada said, you can put whatever color of tape you want on, but I would shy away from using electrical tape just because it is what most people use for weapons check.
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quote:

TheManTheyCallJayne wrote:

You can use any colors except for Yellow (reserved for projectiles) but anything you add must be cloth as striking surfaces require cloth covers (you can get away with grip tape but that doesn't hold up well long term).




Do not use any kind of tape on swung striking surfaces. It encourages breaking down of foam as the different areas will flex different.


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I wasn't planning on using tape on the blade, I was talking about the athletic tape used on the hilt and pommel. As far as the electrical tape, I was talking about the single strand that goes around the hilt or pommel to designate what kind of weapon it was. I didn't know that checkers are usually the ones that use it.
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Oh I'm pretty sure this wouldn't be legal, bit worth asking anyway. My wife wants me to make her a sword just to play around with in the backyard with me. She really wants the blade to be this light pink color. While it wouldn't matter in home use, I was just currious if it would be a legal weapon in practices and events if she would ever want to take part, or would she need a different sword? Like I said I wouldn't think it was legal, but worth asking.

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