Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Daggers and Clay

I decided to take a small break from drawing. I was looking through some online knife vendors and noticed that I didn't see anything resembling Hei's daggers from Darker than Black. I guess it isn't that surprising, the split blade design on an actual combat knife was probably one of the worst design choices ever. Since this is just anime fantasy though, nothing is stopping me from creating my own.

I am no where near done, but I commented on someone else's page about it and thought it may be a good idea to post a picture. 

I am working with NSP Chavant and given that it is about a hundred degrees here I can practically use it at room temperature. I hope to make a couple molds out of it, perhaps one in ultracal and one in silicone rtv. I will complete the process by casting it in a plastic resin, which will make the finished prop about as functional as a real split blade dagger.

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