How to Make an Iron Sword in Minecraft [A Step-by-Step Guide]

In the vast pixelated landscapes of Minecraft, mastering weaponry is crucial for survival. Let’s dive into the process of crafting a mighty Iron Sword with this simple tutorial, complete with screenshots and easy-to-follow instructions.

Required Materials:

To craft an Iron Sword, gather the following materials:

  • 2 Iron Ingots
  • 1 Stick

Crafting Process in Survival Mode:

Step 1: Open the Crafting Menu

Commence your crafting endeavor by opening the crafting table, unveiling the 3×3 crafting grid.

Open the Crafting Menu

Step 2: Add Items to Make an Iron Sword

Inside the crafting menu, you’ll see a 3×3 crafting grid. To craft an Iron Sword, place 2 Iron Ingots and 1 Stick in the grid. Follow this pattern:

  • First row: Place 1 Iron Ingot in the middle box.
  • Second row: Put 1 Iron Ingot in the middle box.
  • Third row: Add 1 Stick in the middle box.

Ensuring the Iron Ingots and Stick are placed in this exact arrangement is crucial. Once the correct pattern is set, an Iron Sword will appear in the box to the right.

Add Items to Make an Iron Sword

Step 3: Move the Iron Sword to Inventory

Congratulations! You’ve successfully crafted an Iron Sword. Now, transfer the newly crafted weapon from the crafting table to your inventory.

Move the Iron Sword to Inventory

Command for Iron Sword:

For those who prefer commands, here’s how you can obtain an Iron Sword:

Java Edition (PC/Mac):

/give @p iron_sword 1

Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and Education Edition:

/give @p iron_sword 1 0

Supported Platforms:

An Iron Sword is available on various Minecraft versions, including:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac)
  • Pocket Edition (PE)
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

Attack Damage

Attack Damage refers to the amount of damage a weapon deals when used to attack entities in the game. Each weapon in Minecraft has a specific attack damage value, and this value determines how much health or damage points are subtracted from the target when the weapon is used.

NameAttack Damage
Wooden Sword4
Golden Sword4
Stone Sword5
Iron Sword6
Diamond Sword7
Netherite Sword8

The above table shows the attack damage in ascending order.


Durability is a characteristic associated with tools, weapons, and armor. It represents the item’s overall strength and how much use it can withstand before it becomes unusable and eventually breaks. As you use tools, weapons, or armor in the game, their durability decreases.

Golden Sword32
Wooden Sword59
Stone Sword131
Iron Sword250
Diamond Sword1561
Netherite Sword2031

The above table shows the durability in ascending order.

Now you’re equipped with a powerful Iron Sword, ready to face the challenges and adversaries that await you in the world of Minecraft.

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