This spell temporarily transformed a wooden object into a sword. The wooden object in question needed to weigh less than roughly 35 pounds and have one side longer than the other. Common examples included a cudgel or club, broomstick, etc. Any type of one-handed sword could be fashioned with this spell.
The caster could end the spell at any time before it expired. The sword reverted to its original wooden form when the spell ended even if the sword was broken during its use.