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Hei's Knife
A lifesize prop knife for use at an anime convention, ACen 2010.
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My good friend Marty is finally going to ACen 2010 with our group, and has decided to cosplay as the character Hei from the anime Darker than Black. Hei has a very particular, oddly-shaped weapon, and so Marty asked me to attempt to build it. Well, here it is.

It's a little larger than I would have liked, but that's mostly due to the arches in the middle of the hilt. As a matter of fact, those arches are the root of every problem with this MOC. Because of the weird offset width, I had to get crazy with the SNOT on this one.

Like its "sibling," the Paine Sword, I built the blade and hilt sideways for durability and ease-of-reconstruction, which allows for it to be twirled around. In the beginning, I had a boat weight placed at the very end of the hilt to aid spinability, but the whole thing's pretty well balanced as it is.

I wish I could have done the angles a little better, a little sharper, but I settled on this shape. A big problem with trying to make an anime weapon is that hand drawings aren't the most reliable reference. I drew most of the shape from this image from the first episode.

If you count the keychain ring (from a Lego keychain), it's completely purist. Oh yeah, this is my first serious build since almost exactly a year ago.

Side

The hilt is three studs wide, while the blade is one.

Handling

The old, shorter version of the knife in scale to me.



Comments

 I like it 
  October 2, 2011
can you send me instructions
 I like it 
  June 25, 2011
A LDD file of the knife would be very nice if you can remember how you put it together.
 I like it 
  June 25, 2011
Could you possibly send me better close-up shots of the blade and hilt. Or could you find a way to make instructions?
  July 30, 2010
i though that it was real at first but then i looked again but was legos!!!
 I like it 
  June 12, 2010
Absolutely, dude! Nice build- looks very convincing. Seems to be a good scale for convention wear as well. I like the color shift to accent the edges. Have you thought about doing some of the Star Trek bladed weapons? The Klingons and Vulcans have more than a few interesting cutting tools to be rendered... btw- has anyone ever told you that you resemble Alessandro Nivola? - an English actor, I believe. He had a cool role in a flick called "Laurel Canyon". Anyway, solid build, man. - Huss Q.
David McNeely
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Blake Von-Bül
  April 25, 2010
This is tight, but man! You are a good looking fellow! Haha, yeah...Coheed and Cambria, very nice.
 I like it 
  April 20, 2010
Awesome! This should be the 1st Darker than black Lego creation i've seen!
 
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