I've recently taken up old style metal working; forge, anvil and all. So far I've made a few throwing knives, and I'm working my way up to bigger items. Hopefully I'll be able to make full size swords someday. The only wooden weapons I've made are a pair of nun-chucks, but that's hardly an Aikido weapon. It's probably not exactly what you're talking about, but since someone asked, I thought I'd share.