Deck out your little Warrior or Paladin with the latest weapon from the forge.
Print and assembly video here ... https://youtu.be/WZlEAdIAsHw
Raffle results and 2x scaled up version ... https://youtu.be/8G_hFToIXKc
Due to some concerns about the jewel dislodging from the pommel and providing a choking hazard, I have added another pommel (pommel2) that does away with the jewel.
I also have an extra rattle that I will be raffling off at the end of April (2016): you can enter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, put "sword rattle" as the subject.
The totally awesome sword rattle has been picked up by a number of blogs and websites. The most notable being:
Make Magizine : http://makezine.com/2016/04/02/epic-3d-printed-baby-rattler-sword/
Gizmodo : http://toyland.gizmodo.com/prepare-your-child-for-pre-school-with-a-3d-printed-bab-1769339816
Adafruit : https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/03/31/baby-sword-rattle-3dthursday-3dprinting/
Print the peas first (i find that using 2 groups of peas makes the best rattle), and when the blade is about half way printed, drop the peas in the open end; this ensures that the peas are forever contained in the rattle.
No support material should be required.
Use superglue, or 5 minute epoxy to secure all the pieces together.
As with all 3D printed toys, parental supervision is required. Discard any broken toys, as the small pieces could be sharp, or pose a choking hazard.
I used dutchmogul's Baby's First Mace for inspiration, scaling, and styling.