My brother and I made them out of sticks we found.
Odds and ends.
You needed a long stick, a short stick, a hammer and nail.
Then you were ready for combat.
I have a very photographic memory of making these at a house we left when I was six.
I must have been a tough little mofo, because anymore, I'm helpless with tools.
En garde.
Careful, you get splinters doing this sort of thing.