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Hidden Blade! (Spring loaded)

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Thats right your very own,. not stupid pull ring based awsome possom spring loaded hidden blade!

Using parts from my local hardware store and about 18 hours and an inventor trial i created tested and produced my very own hidden blade!

Its very dangerous but very cool it has a bunch of built in safety features but its still pretty dangerous.

 

 
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
1 inch by 1/8 metal 1 foot
6 3 inch light load 1/2" id springs
1 1.5 foot retractable spring
twine
fishing line
1 2 inch by 18 steel bar
1 copper weldig rod
2 straps froma backpack
1 3 foot by 1/2 inch dowel rod
4 washers and 4 wood screws
2 machine screws and nuts
2 1/2inch steel bushings
4 hot glue gun sticks

Step 2: Tools!

Pliers
vice grip (Mines a craftsman! *Hint hint cough cough* vote * cough*
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00951854000P
hammer
drill and drill bits
rasp
welder (very much so needed)
lighter
screwdriver
needle nose pliers
Patients and lots of it!
Dremel

Step 4: Next the dowels

Take your dowel rods and cut them into 1 foot sections, now predrill some holes the size of your wood screws and put the washers on the ends, then, screw in the screws,(do this to one side only), next put all your springs on (3 on each rod) and the new bushing assembly, then predrill and screw yoru washers into the other end.
Totally dangerous and inappropriate! I LOVE IT! Good to see a little danger, looking forward to seeing it with a real blade, just watch your fingers, palm or any other body part that gets in the way
itsthatsguy (author)  iminthebathroom3 years ago
Yea the blade i bought it actually unlike that in the game, its a tia chi, collapsible blade, its total length will be about 3 feet ( Rather than the 18 inches in the game)

Th way i designed it is that your whole hand has to be flung out of the way in order to trigger the switches (On of the safety features) So unless (like in fine tuning OUCH!) it mis-fires your good to go =)

Vote for it if you like it though! dremel/epilog/kinetic =)))
is the way you mount the front half of the dowels the exact same as the way you attach the back half?? and can you post more pictures of that part of the process?
all ready voted!
itsthatsguy (author)  iminthebathroom3 years ago
Very much so appreciated!
demonsonic13 years ago
This part confuses me. Could you be more explanatory?
itsthatsguy (author)  demonsonic13 years ago
Aye, i figured this would b the trickiest part, the reloader is a larger spring that pulls the sled back into firing position, they reason its a spring is so i have a full range of movement, but, when i pull my arm out and flip the switches, it release the sled and the spring can pull the sled back, its an elaborate design and optional, fi you plan on building one
I do plan on building one, but I don't under stand how you build this part. And I can't really tell whats in the pictures. Please help
ice_k993 years ago
Google "KipKay" and you will see this is an almost identical copy of the REAL inventor's idea, which is posted on numerous websites, including facebook, youtube, and his own website.
itsthatsguy (author)  ice_k993 years ago
yeap i follow kip kay alot, hes pretty awsome, His "Quick draw gadget" as h calls it, is pretty cool, but, i found it lacking, as it has no blade haha! its nto sprin loaded, and theres no auto return like mine, and, th am never mentiosn how theres is made expect a refercne to pullies, which, whn the blad arives min will use too =)

The real inventor is not know, Xipjoids have ben used alot but no one is sure who cam up with the original idea, assassins creed made it much more popular and a house hold name (Hidden blade) but, these weapons are still shrouded in alto fo mystery
Perfect for an Assassin's Creed costume.
itsthatsguy (author)  SicilianMafia3 years ago
Bringing it to com-i-con, Im going to have to us a blank blade for it though =(

Vote for it if you like it though! dremel/epilog/kinetic =))))
switch it with a foam core replica blade (if you can) for com-i-con active use in the crowds
itsthatsguy (author)  iminthebathroom3 years ago
Haha iv heard that before, It would be so much fun running around "Killing" people with a foam blade lol. As it turns out th, the blade is nto evry sharp, and its com-i-con abident!
TSC3 years ago
Sick!
itsthatsguy (author)  TSC3 years ago
Thanks =))) appreciate it

Vote for it if you like it though! dremel/epilog/kinetic =))))
TSC itsthatsguy3 years ago
Your welcome!