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Dagger by xanene Dagger by xanene
I was bored this one day so I just took some Balsa wood left overs and smacked them together with some some glue, paint and patience....


Just fore the record: the only tools I used was an x-acto knife and sandpaper. The balsa I got from a model train shop but everything else I got from Canadian Tire.

"the tools don't make the artist"
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:iconghancock:
GHancock Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Started to make a balsa sword once but didn't have the patience back then. I should try again, yours looks fantastic. ;)
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xanene Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thank mate!^^

You are right about that that it takes patience, and plenty of it too...
Screw up one coat of paint and you ruin the 2 previous once along with it. Not to mention the sanding...
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Levitating-Narwhal Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I'll take seven.
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:iconxanene:
xanene Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
really?
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:iconlevitating-narwhal:
Levitating-Narwhal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I would If I could. But, sadly, I'm broke atm.
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:iconxanene:
xanene Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
same here :P
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akiba2341 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wonder if i could make one outta metal... itd be a good first bladed thing to try
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:iconlithicide:
lithicide Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This is amazing. Balsa wood is used for a lot of fishing lures. I love to learn how you did this. I've always wanted to make fishing lures.
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:iconxanene:
xanene Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Lots and lots of sandpaper and primer mate...
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:iconlyra531:
Lyra531 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
whoah wait thats wood O.o it looks so real! i love the design also!
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:iconxanene:
xanene Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
it's all in the paint job...
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:iconada666pounder:
Ada666pounder Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats beautiful.
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Anonymous012Sniper Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I thought it was real o.O amazing work ^.^
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teddy9277 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
So cool!
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xXDEATHtheANGELXx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is so epic
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the-new-Shadow Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice knife design. I wonder if it's comfortable or practical for real use, if it was made out of steal.
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:iconxanene:
xanene Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Probably not, the blade is to thick...
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soranetame Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
almost an exact duplicate of the one I made for a throwing knife in third grade... if on the holes you sharpen it to be flattend at the center it will be very fast when thrown.... I know from excperience... nother thing is that i used a branch from oak to use and t cut well...
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dakanbg Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
So it's all wood, but good painted so it's hard to tell. It's sad so many people have forgotten about wood as a material to work with. But it's definitely not easy to handle and it requires skills and tools. Who did you make the holes with the sandpaper or the x-acto knife :) or did you use a Drill?
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xanene Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Easy! I used a very thin and pointy blade and drilled threw from both sides by rotating the tip. Then I took a tiny pice of very fine sandpaper, rolled it up, punched it threw the hole and rotated it to smooth it out. The holes are not perfectly circular but there is no way to tell with the paint job...
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DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
it's a cool dagger.
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headshotgunny Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
It looks realy cool and to be honest I needed a moment to realize that it is wood.
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AscendedFallen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Gimme dat.
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:iconshriss:
Shriss Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great!
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:iconabyssiner:
Abyssiner Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Shut up and take my money XD
Nice one!
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Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
any other good knife designes
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:iconpugiron:
Pugiron Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Not a dagger. A dagger is a knife with an edge on both sides. This is a knife.
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:iconxanene:
xanene Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
... and has a blade of approximately 30cm... I know... But since I based the design on a "Dark Eldar" design referred to everywhere a "combat dagger" I felt like I had to give something back...
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soranetame Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
True... this shape and desing is better for a throwing knife...
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smiley216 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This is amazing ... I want a knife like this
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