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How to make Ruby's knife. by Mother-Of-Moths How to make Ruby's knife. by Mother-Of-Moths
PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION FOR THE WRITTEN TUTORIAL!
So this is a really simple and easy way to make an effective looking knife for your supernatural cosplay :)
There is no need to have any experience with complicated tools to make this.
(sorry for the amount of steps)

Equipment and supplies.
- 3mm thick card (or the back of a sketch pad)
- a craft knife
- pencil and biro (black)
- PVA (preferably a weather resistant one)
- 22mm width pipe
- newspaper and tape
- paint and silver spray paint
- sand paper
- a glue gun

step 1.
Draw out the blade on to the card, and the symbols, you can find close up images on google of them.

step 2.
once you have the symbols drawn out with pencil, use the Biro pen and press down hard to create indents in the card.

step 3.
Carefully cut out the blade with the craft knife (i almost cut myself multiple times, please be careful!) It won't slice all the way through at first, so do it twice. make sure to have something underneath it so you don't ruin the surface you are working on.

step 4.
Sand down the areas that are a little rusty and then start priming it for the spray paint, use the pva glue and give it multiple coats until it feels and looks pretty solid

step 5.
get the pvc pipe and put it over a source of heat (i used the hob) use a pair of tongs so you don't burn yourself. and then put it down on a surface and press down with a cloth over it. After that, it should be a squashed pipe :)

step 6.
build up the shape using newspaper and tape.

step 7.
(i forgot to take pictures of this) but after the shape has been built up, do a layer of paper mache. After that has dried, paint it and then put another layer of pva on that so the paint doesn't ware off.

step 8.
for the part that connects the blade and the handle, i just cut out three pieces of the card with a slit in it to fit the blade and stuck them together, sanded, primed and spray painted

step 9.
using the glue gun, stick the blade, the handle and that little bit..thing, all together.

step 10.
Now my blade was pretty floppy, so i added a stick up the straight side of the blade (it was the stick you use to make kebabs with...) and sprayed it before sticking it on

step 11 (last)
use a black Biro and just go over the details on the actual blade
FINISHED!

If you have anymore questions please ask and i will be happy to answer them!
Have a happy time making it and cosplaying :)
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DWSociopathInImpala Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
when you say PVA do you mean polyvinyl acetate which is wood/white glue or do you mean polyvinyl alcohol which is used in paper-crafting
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Mother-Of-Moths Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
Polyvinyl acetate I believe it is, it's the stuff kids use, so you can purchase it at any craft store, hope that was helpful :)
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