Are you filmakers out there wanting to incorporate a knife fight in your action films but don't want to put your actors in danger? You could dull a knife but that still presents risks AND up close shots can reveal the knife's true edge. Quit stressing out and look no further! Today I will show you how to create a prop knife in under half an hour (excluding paint drying). I have also created this instructable in a way that will keep you from having to take trips to the store. It uses no advanced tools. Just objects you can find around your house! I in no way have copied this idea from anyone. I was just a filmmaker that wanted a knife to use without putting my actors in danger.
DISCLAIMER: I in no way am responsible for what you do with this fake knife. I am also not responsible for any damage that is caused during and after the process of creating this knife. Also while this knife is safer than a real knife, it may still be able to cause harm depending on the way you have created your knife.
Now that we have that seriousness out of the way, continue onto the first step where we will learn what is needed in order to create our own prop knives!
Step 1: What You Will Need
I purposely created this instructable in a way that is 1. easy for someone to understand, 2. uses household objects, and 3. is low on materials. The materials used may vary depending on what kind of knife you have. This may not make sense now but it will later on in the instructable. Here is what I used and what you will probably use:
-CD (These can be bought very cheaply at stores if for some reason you don't have one)
-Lock Blade Pocket Knife (Not huge wooden BUCK knives but the metal/plastic ones like what Gerber makes)(Your knife will not get damaged in any way)
-Sandpaper (I used a fine sandpaper but any kind works)
-Razor or EXACT O knife
-Fine tipped sharpie or pen
-Different sized screwdrivers (Either Philips or Standard depending on your knife)
-Allen Wrench or other tools that fit the screws on your knife
-Paint (Preferably gray or black spray paint)
-Various Drill bits
-Compound clippers (This is one of the items that you may not have and can be easily substituted)
Right now it may seem like this will be a hard thing to do but really you only use each of these things for a minute or two. Lets continue onto step 2 so that I can explain what is going to happen and how to prepare your pocket knife.