x2 3/16" Steel round rods
(78cm & ~83cm) (30.7" & ~32.9")
*Just cut .5cm / 1/4" short for a good fit
I remixed this WONDERFUL design to have x2 steel rod cores. I also combined the top two sections of the blade into 1 (Blade5 vs Blade5A & Blade5B) if you have a larger printer like I do.
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- Check your Horizontal Expansion settings before printing. That way you can ensure that your rods will fit properly.
**I have included a TEST CUBE using the same cylinder I used for the sword. If that fits, you can ensure that your settings are correct before printing. The cylinder diameter is 5.2mm (giving about 4.4mm of tolerance already built in)
*** Keep in mind from experience. If the fit is pretty tight on the test piece, it will be extremely tight on a blade section.
I also suggest doing an aggressive bevel on the steel with your grinder/file/etc. (or whatever you use) to help facilitate easy passage through each section.