Thursday, 17 May 2012

Making a soft core larp knife 2

There is more than one way to make small boffer knives for larp. Apart from the one already shown here there is the "flip flop" method. Its even faster and I'd say better though it requires a more specific resource - a pair of old flip flops.

Budget: About 1$

Materials:  An old pair of flip flops and tape.

Tools: Scissors.

Recommended for: A hidden blade, backup or a boot knife. Since it lacks a hard core don't try to use it in open fights as a parrying dagger unless you don't care much about your knuckles. It can also be used for a throwing knife with average range. Mind you - since its quite light, don't expect good accuracy and aerodynamics at ranges more than 5 meters.

Here we go then! Mind you - don't pick child size flip flops, unless you want to fight with a pin.

First things first - disassemble the flip flop with the scissors.  Its all straight forward from here on in.

    Next - measure out how wide you want your knife to be cut out the unnecessary pieces. You should do proper measuring, we don't want it looking too shabby.

Now we are left with our larp knife body(to the left) ready for forming.
Cut out a blade shape (again measure the cuts), if you want - prepare pieces for a guard.

Then wrap the handle with tape, afixing the guard as well if you decided on one(you can get cut it out from the initial shape, you don't have to add it later)

Finally, wrap the blade in tape and we are done! A simple, easy to make, easy to use and easy to maintain larp knife. Mind you that's the simplest possible model - just to show you how its made, you can do a more complex shape or decoration with ease.

3 коментара:

Anonymous said...

I like the final result. It doesn't look that bad:)

Anonymous said...

Great way to recycle and use commonly available resources.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I have been wanting a cheap knife for larp!

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