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How to make Ruby's knife. by Mother-Of-Moths How to make Ruby's knife. by Mother-Of-Moths
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

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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sarahhannah13 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
what paint did you use for the handle?
Mother-Of-Moths Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
just acrylic and then it's sealed with PVA glue~ 
Paige830 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
How did you heat up/ squash the pipe?
Mother-Of-Moths Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
i put it over the stove top, but a heat gun would work just as well 
and then i put a tea towel over it and squashed it (the tea towel was just to protect my hands) 
Paige830 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
So you squashed the sides to make it flatter, right? I have an electric stove and no heat gun, do you think it could still work?
I'm going to be "Samantha" Winchester for a convention, so I thought this would be cool! Also going to make some moose antlers, lol!
Mother-Of-Moths Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
yeah, ahh i see, that's okay, you can do it without squashing it :) it just might be a little harder to attach the little hilt part to the piping but it should work

ahh wicked! yeah it's always nice to have a little prop (loving the antler idea too) 
Paige830 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2014
Do you think I could heat it up with a blow dryer? I don't want to have to buy a heat gun :(
Mother-Of-Moths Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
try it, i don't know for sure if it would work since i have never done it before, i'm sorry i couldn't be of more help ;-; 
(don't worry i don't have a heat gun either) 
Paige830 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I'll let you know if it works. If it doesn't, I will probably end up buying a heat gun. I'll just have to find other things to do with it.
You replying quickly helped, so don't think that wasn't helpful.
Mother-Of-Moths Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
ahh okay, the only other thing i could think of was a lighter, but because it's a small flame it might not do enough heating :/
DWSociopathInImpala Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, would mod podge work too?
Mother-Of-Moths Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I believe it would, yes!
DWSociopathInImpala Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  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
Mother-Of-Moths Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
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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