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November 14, 2007
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Samsung Techwin
<Digimax S500 / Kenox S500 / Digimax Cyber 530>
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1/5 second
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9 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 27, 2006, 3:26:27 PM
The Flame Kris by chioky The Flame Kris by chioky
Now what is the identity of this blade? It is actually based on no media what so ever! So everybody was suggesting the blade came from a anime/manga/game was wrong XD. The people who were correct said it was a Kris. Yes this blade is actually a Flame Kris or a Flame Dagger. The reason it is a Kris becuase the blade is waved. The reason it has Flame in each of them is becuase the blade is shaped like a flame rising up. The reason its a dagger becuase most Kris's handle are curved to one side whereas this one is symetrical XD.

Okey onto the techinical mumbo jumbo. I actually drew out the plan for the Kris in wood (which was very difficult becuase of the grain) 3 years ago. I Then I sawed it out then I left it for another 2 months. Now I have decided to use it for my purpose XD. It took 2 hours to sharpen the blade was a serious pain. I then cut out handles out of balsa wood then rounded them. I then cut out the guard out of balsa wood made the hole and cut out some balsa wood to make the ridge. I spraypainted the handles gold and got ready for the blade...

THE PAINT OMG O.O!! The silver spray paint i used for the edge of the blade always work as a charm. The chrome spraypaint I used for the inner part of the blade Arg... Its the weakest spraypaint ive ever used I needed to put 3 coats on white primer which still looked uneven. Then I applied gloss then it was smooth then I put a gloss over it. Then I made a scratch accedently so had to repaint + regloss every time. Did I mention the gloss works along side the paint to drive me crazy? The chrome spraypaint easily lets finger nail marks and finger prints >.>

Next I glued the handles and guard together onto the blade. Then I drilled a large hole at the bottom of the hilt. Use woodfiller and tidy up the handle then repaint. I slot a blue marble in the hilt to act as a gem. Then I wrapped the handle with blue cloth tape in a spiral formation.
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We think the hallmark of a swordmaker is to do a perfect curve. That is wrong, indeed it is laughable. The hall mark is the flame blade. To be properly done the blade must look like a cartoon image of a straight blade that was thrust against a stone. The taper must be maintained through out the length of the blade through all the twists and turns the blade makes. The width and angle of the cutting edge must be maintained. To add to the challenge Chioky has chosen to add an ornamental ridge to the blade. While it is not flawless, the fact that it is even there must be admired.
The design of the handle is elegant and skillfully made and finished adding and element of beauty to what is in reality a vicious weapon, originally designed to inflict maximum damage to its victims. Later however the high cost of it and the sword of fire made it a status symbol and were often richly ornamented with gold and jewels never to be seen on the battlefield and rarely used to draw blood. This is history, and may all other weapons share it's fate. Take a bow Chioky, I haven't even dared attempt this
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TheJonMastu1011 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is neat!
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
it is neatly made
TheJonMastu1011 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ravenhart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Wonderfully done!
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
why thanks alot
RabidIga Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fun fact. Legend has it (though this might be true) that a true master swordsman would actually shape the blade with his own fingers while the sword was cooling from it's molten state. I would ASSUME they would be wearing gloves but I have no idea. Can't remember where I picked that tidbit up... probably in one of my essays in college.
chioky Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
so he picked up molten steel with his bare hands eh? he must like pain, thats like slamming your hand down on a stove after you put out the fire lol
RabidIga Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol, just something I read while making an essay on martial arts legends and stories. I would ASSUME he would wear heavy leather gloves but I have no idea :P
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just loce the shape of the blade! :3
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
took a long time to sharpen the blade that curved
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