Dethe writes “When I was a kid, I had the foam swords called Boffers, that my step-father and I could take our aggressions out on one another without hurting each other. Now my kids are 5 and 9 and they want to play with my bamboo shinai (practice swords), but they could definitely get hurt with those. I was intending to look around to find a source to buy the old boffers and instead found this site with instructions for making boffer swords, daggers, axes, and more from PVC, pool noodles, and duct tape. Also rules for boffer fighting, maintenance, and more. We’re going to build a whole boffer arsenal and turn the neighborhood kids loose with it.” Link.