Non-TF: Dragonglass etc.

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  1. asphalt

    asphalt King of the road

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    I have been doing Prop making Mold and Cast work for a while now and my newest obsession has been melee weapons. I know a few people who have wanted to cosplay and L.A.R.P. with Dragonglass, Obsidian, or stone weapons, but their cost, fragility, and quite frankly deadly nature have kept them from doing so. As a favor I told them I would try to work something out. Here are the first five complete weapons I have put together. The points are two part resin died to resemble various types of volcanic glass, the handles are Poplar, and the wrapping is artificial sinew. I plan on doing a lot more experimenting with colors, blade types, and handle configurations.
     

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    Alpha Minor 128 The " did you know?" guy.

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    I have a friend who would very much enjoy this.
    (P.S. Are those in inches or metric?)
     
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    Nice job! They look awesome! I bought a "Dragonglass" obsidian knife from a vendor at a local street fair a few years ago:

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    asphalt King of the road

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    Those are inches. Other than the two little points they are pretty substantial.

    That's a nice piece. I love the red through it. Until I started playing with this project I didn't realize how many colors obsidian came in.
     
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    Those look like very nice pieces
     
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    Thanks, I cut handles for 4 more daggers tonight and I have patterns made for an epicly inaccurate video game style macuahuitl.
     
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    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Seriously awesome work!
     
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    I should have 6 more pieces by Monday. After that I will be molding two new blade styles and will start marking them for sale if anyone knows any interested carpers and cosplayers. I'm having a ton of fun with these.
     
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    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    Looks very professional. Well done sir.
     
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    This one will contain 9 of those Obsidian Ulu blades. IMG_5158.JPG IMG_5157.jpg
     
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    Ready for finishing.
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    Digging into my much more dragonglass blades for this next batch. Should have them finished in the next few days. I hate southern humidity combined with wood stain.
     
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    And finished. This is the last of my Red Obsidian, so now on to more Dragonglass.
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