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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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:iconthejonmastu1011:
TheJonMastu1011 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is neat!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
it is neatly made
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:iconthejonmastu1011:
TheJonMastu1011 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yep
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:iconravenhart:
Ravenhart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Wonderfully done!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
why thanks alot
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:iconrabidiga:
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.
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:iconchioky:
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
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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
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just loce the shape of the blade! :3
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
took a long time to sharpen the blade that curved
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:iconmajorasmasks:
MajorasMasks Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can understand. ;)
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:icondjango-urikashima:
Django-Urikashima Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Holy hell that's pretty epic. ._.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
pretty much the closest thing to an original weapon by me XD
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:icondjango-urikashima:
Django-Urikashima Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Heh, coolness~
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:iconcuax:
cuax Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you cannot said this thing as a kris just because it waved. the original kris is much more different than this.. sory.. im still suck in english he..he..he, if you realy want to know about the ORIGINAL kris, make more research about it. Only malay know the malay heritage
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
but the kris is not only a malay based weapon XD It is also exists in india ^^
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:iconcuax:
cuax Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well dont know about that ^^, maybe it come from the indian merchant.. during the glory of malacca along-long time ago i guess :p. Do you ever heard about the legend of taming sari kris?, The owner of the kris is Malay Warrior, Hang tuah. it cannot be killed or bleed if the kris in his hand. even now we cannot find that taming sari kris. And you shoul d check out our royal kris, it made by 11 different type of metal, from 11 mlay region..
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cuax Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you cannot said this thing as a kris just because it waved. the original kris is much more different than this.. sory.. im still suck in english he..he..he, if you realy want to know about the ORIGINAL kris, make more research about it. Only malay know the malay heritage
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
call it a fantasy flame kris then XD
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:iconcuax:
cuax Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well its not a real malay kris
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
there are malay kris? cool
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:iconcuax:
cuax Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually kris is originally from malay archipelago.. its not only a regular weapon, its our heritage.
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:iconblackposies:
blackposies Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
:D awesome!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
hell yeah its awesome the ultimate poking weapon XD
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:iconblackposies:
blackposies Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
*POKE* xD dang, that is sooo awesome! >.< how old are you? cuz that's just plain skills!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I made it when Iw as 16
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:iconimilla:
imilla Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Its awesome AND epic ^^
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:iconshicmap:
shicmap Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting... you even know keris..
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Well of course there cool looking blades, and I like to know cool looking blades XD
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:iconshicmap:
shicmap Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*nods* That's really cool, though this keris looks much more westernized than it's original version :) Nice one :)
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:iconlacedshadowdiamond:
LacedShadowDiamond Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, very attractive ^.^ I love it! lol x
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I wonder if anybody is willing to buy it lol
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:iconlacedshadowdiamond:
LacedShadowDiamond Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I wouldn't be surprised, it's absolutely beautiful...
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
its the perfect weapon to poke people with 8D
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:iconthimblebostitch:
ThimbleBostitch Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Sweet....I want it lol.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
*poke, poke*
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:iconthimblebostitch:
ThimbleBostitch Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
lol.
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:iconfinny-kungoddess:
Finny-KunGoddess Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! That FREAKEN AWESOME.
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Its BLOODY pointy O.O
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:iconfinny-kungoddess:
Finny-KunGoddess Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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:iconhowltothemoon667:
HowlToTheMoon667 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
now, is the blade wood or metal? either way, it is awesome! be even better if it was metal(can stab things/people better)*evil grin*
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
LOL then I would get sent to prison >.>
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HowlToTheMoon667 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
true...very true. Hopefully my comment did not suggest that i would do that...but i can dream, right. :D rather be a wolf and...*use imagination here* sorry, rambling on. yeah, my brother tried to make a sword, came out pretty cool, but not as good as yours. it is just a piece of wood he carved on a large...hack saw, maybe...?...and a sander. anywho...love the swords, katanas, etc. can't wait to see more ;D
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
He used a sander to sharpen the sword? cheating XD im so used to using just a hand file that I give an evil glare to all those who use machinery lol except a drill though ^^ Though if you wanted to see my latest swords wouldnt you care to watch me then XD
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HowlToTheMoon667 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
i myself think a hand file would be easier(more control over what you are removing), but...my brother doesn't have the patience (way less than i do) to take the time. he is more into cars and repair work.
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Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Student General Artist
really cool...
when i saw that, thought that you have based on Diablo 2 (there are Flame Kris, too)... it seems that i was wrong..
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:iconchioky:
chioky Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
no this is actually a dagger based on my own design ^^
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:iconcave-shinobi:
Cave-Shinobi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Student General Artist
yeah. you said that in the description.
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:iconyamacheero:
yamacheero Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
You've got the waves/curves on the blade perfect... really brilliant stuff. Your precision is impressive
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