Introduction: DIY SUPERNATURAL First Blade Prop
For my next tutorial, I will be showing you how you can make your own First Blade prop that looks just like the one in the show Supernatural. The First Blade is supposedly a knife made from the jaw of an animal, but I'm all out of animal jawbones so these materials should do!
Second Image Credit: http://forums.arteropk.com/topic/16129-first-blade/
Step 1: Gather Materials
To make this prop, I used:
2 packages of Model Magic clay
Black leather cord
Acrylic Paint (Tan, Brown, and Red/Orange)
Glossy Mod Podge
Step 2: Forming the First Blade
The shape of this prop wasn't too complicated to form. All you need to do is make a short bone-like shape for the handle, then flatten most of the remaining clay into the blade part. Form teeth of varying sizes by making small cylindrical pieces of the clay, then stick them on wherever looks best. I tried to keep it as close to the show as possible, but you are free to do this however you would like. My blade ended up looking like this.
Once you are happy with how it looks, allow it to dry completely. Mine took almost a whole week to dry, but it may take more or less time depending on how thick or thin you make your blade.
Step 3: Finishing Your Prop!
Once the clay has had enough time to dry, you are free to finish it however you like! I started with a layer of tan colored acrylic paint, then added spots of the brown and red/orange paint to dirty it up a little bit. These spots don't show up well on camera, but they look great in person! Allow the paint to dry, then coat it in a layer of mod podge to make it look smooth. All that is left is the leather cord and you are ready to fight like Dean! (Or at least look like him!) You can also add the mark of cain to match the First blade.
Thanks for reading!