As part of a weekly challenge on the Sydney Origami Inc facebook page, I had a go at David Nudd’s box-pleated sword:
A basic 16×16 grid has a few extra short diagonals layed in before a collapse that is fairly straight forward to give the basic morphology of the base.
Shaping completely changes the style and practicality of the weapon, but you get a lovely long sword that can be flattened via a series of spread-sinks on the reverse and some shaping. The pommel (yes, I googled sword part names) has lots of options for shaping also.
I think, when I re-fold this, I will experiment with a colour change – I am sure I can isolate the blade from the pommel via some careful layer management.
I started the Sydney Ori challenge by shareing my “Superdude” model with the community, and saw a bunch of fun variations … it will be interesting to see how this challenge develops.