Introduction: How to Make the Assassin's Creed Hidden Blade

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Ever since I first played this game, I've wanted one of those sick hidden blades like Altair has. Well, in this Instructable, I'm going to show you all how to make one for next to nothing.

Here's a look at a very detailed drawing of the one from the game:

Originally, I got the plans from Wesley Scoggins on I modified it a little, but kept the same basic structure/ provided more detail. Here's the website if you want it:

Here's a video of it in action:

Let's get started!

Step 1: Supplies

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This is an overall incredibly cheap build. I spent about $10 on it, and that's only because I'm at college and I don't have any spray paint/x-acto knifes.

3 Toilet Paper tubes-Free or $5 at Taco Bell
Pack of Paper Fasteners-$1.29
Foam Board-$3
2 Rubber Bands
X-Acto Knife
Paper Clamp-$.50
Can of Silver Spray Paint
Duct Tape

Step 2: Making the Blade

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Start by tracing out the pattern for your blade in pencil on the foam board. My base was about 1 5/16 in. and about 8 1/2 in. tall.

Then, cut out your blade using your knife. Use a ruler to give it a nice, straight edge.

Take it outside and give it a nice coat of silver spray paint. Don't over do it though! You don't want any runs. I found that foam board dries surprisingly quickly, so by the time I got it back up to my dorm, it was already dry to touch. Once one side is dry, flip it over and do up the other side.

Now let it all dry for a bit while you work on the arm part.

Step 3: Working on the Arm Bracelet Thing

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The next thing you're going to want to do is make the part that stays on your arm and launches the blade. Start by taking your toilet paper tubes and cutting them in half from top to bottom (see picture). I found it helps if you score it lightly a few times before cutting it.

Set one aside and put the other two together.

Cut/poke a small slit through both rolls, about big enough for a brass fastener. Insert said fasteners.

Step 4: Putting the Blade to the Bracelet

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Now that your blade is dry, compress the edges a bit with your fingers, i.e. pinch the edge. This will make it look more blade like. Also, score lightly down the center of one side of your blade. Pinch/fold it a bit with your fingernail till it's a bit curved. Be careful towards the tip not to break it!

Now, make two fastener sized slits towards the bottom of the blade, one closer to the bottom and one above it. Insert two fasteners and fold the top one down, but not the bottom.

Now, make another slit in the bottom of the tubes (in the center). Insert the unfolded fastener on the blade into the slit. This will hold it in place while you mess with it/attach rubber bands.

Next, take two rubber bands and string them from the two fasteners on the tubes to the upper fastener on the blade. The shorter/tighter they are, the better. Now take a piece of duct tape and tape the fastener on the blade so the rubber bands won't fall off it.

Step 5: Putting the Cover on and Finishing It Up

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Next, take that third TP roll and bend it so it fits over the blade. Make sure the tube doesn't obstruct the blade's movement, but that it's close enough that the blade won't pop off from the rubber bands.

You may see in the pictures below that I didn't use a TP tube. This is because I didn't read the instructions fully and I didn't take more than two tubes from home (my college doesn't have tube TP, it's all paper core). That being said, the cardboard from a 12 pack of pop will work fine if you cut it to the size of a TP tube.

Use your handy duct tape and secure it. Cut a bit out of the bottom of the the 3rd tube so you can clamp the blade to the bottom tubes. Now take out the bottom fastener that held the blade in place and use the paper clamp to hold it there now.

Now you have a hidden blade!

The only thing to do now is secure it to your arm. Get a strip of duct tape, sticky side up, and tape from the inside of the device over your arm to the other side. Place another piece of tape on top to keep it from sticking to your arm/clothes.

Step 6: Tips and Advice

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A few general tips before attempting this build.

First off, you may want to reinforce the tip and upper section of the blade with duct tape. My tip broke about halfway through the day. It might be fine though if you're just going trick-or-treating, but if you're planning on wearing it a while/stabbing people with it, you'll want to reinforce it.

Buddah_123 suggested cutting some popsicle sticks and adding them to the edges of the blade to reinforce it. This seems like a good idea, and he says it works, so I'll trust him on this.

Second, if I were to do this again, I would use 12 pack cardboard so the bracelet part could be longer. This way, the blade could go further down the arm and be more hidden, compared to what I had with it sticking out on my palm. Also, use tight rubber bands. This will make a better spring and "pop out" effect.

Finally, this can be used with a string attached to the end of the clamp and running through the shirt to the other sleeve. A quick tug, and the blade is released. This takes a bit of practice, but it looks sweet.

I'm sure you can customize it more if you want. Also, if you want to stab people without it breaking (seeing how it's retractable and works like a prop blade) I would suggest some sturdier plastic (not too sturdy), shaping it, and painting it silver.

Overall, be safe, have fun, and enjoy!


warmachine117 (author)2017-08-17

btw the one im showing is mine

warmachine117 made it! (author)2017-08-17

yeah i made my ver. of this then i made this one (this one is better my blade sometimes flies out of the case)

This is hidden blade..

not as easy to make as this one, and is actually a deadly weapon, but you should check it out. Nice build here sir!

Hackerzxxx (author)2012-01-06

If you want to make a weapon, just use a simple knife!!! I mean, you can't pull the string, and then it gets stuck or something in a fight!!! Just take a Butcher Knife, lol!

AsapMob (author)Hackerzxxx2015-07-18

You realize inept doesn't want it necessarily as a weapon, but as a form of entertainment

ElCubano (author)2014-03-02

the arm bracelet thing is called the bracer

StandingOnStones (author)2013-09-30

Is it prone to breaking, being made of cardboard, or falling off, being secured with duct tape?

minic (author)2013-05-06

OH!!! awesome!! I have got assassin creed hidden blade here, this one I think you will like too. assassin’s creed hidden blade

ac20154 (author)2012-06-16

does it lock up when its out

Craig gomes (author)2012-05-06

I always wanted this

Kaiven (author)2008-12-15

:D :D :D :D :D I made one! I used some scrap cardboard, tape, key rings, a rubber band, and hot glue. That stick thing connected to the rubber band is connected to the blade. It rest in the notch in the back so the blade won't move. Then I hit the stick out of the notch and the blade shoots out. Nice for one day of work eh?

samson32 (author)Kaiven2012-01-01

post instructions plz

jays0n (author)Kaiven2010-04-16

 just like mine, but more of a mini version,

Neafie2 (author)Kaiven2010-02-11

could you flick your wrist clockwize to have it pop out? or is it just hitting the peg?

Kaiven (author)Neafie22010-02-11

Hitting the peg.

CRAZYMAN1018 (author)Kaiven2010-01-01

hey cowscankill how do you do it can you post a video of how to make it????

Kaiven (author)CRAZYMAN10182010-01-01

Actually, that may be a  good idea... I was out of ideas and that thing is long gone now, but I could always try again, eh?

inept (author)Kaiven2008-12-15

Very cool! I like the key rings. It makes it look more like a wrist thing with buckles. I was actually going to make a switchblade type thing for a movie I'm doing soon. Glad to know that the notch method works with the rubber bands like that.

Kaiven (author)inept2008-12-16

:P Thanks for the reply! I got comments at school about it too from people that also play. I didn't take it to school though lol, just pics.

The Merryman (author)2011-12-28

You guys should try using the following items & see where you get with these little instructions, I made one & it held up. Try those white retractable curtain rods so it can be retractable; Eat all of these & use the can:[ ] to attach the retractable curtain rod into & cover your wrist, I recommend using electrical tape but duct tape has worked alright as well. Use a pair of pliers to stick a double edged blade (or whatever type of blade you prefer for it's purpose)into the curtain rod. From there on just work on it to make it more comfortable for wearing. :D Remember be safe & stay out of trouble with this thing, it's very dangerous.

curvy77 (author)2011-11-27

lol looks great for a foundation for the real thing.

ScHiZo FoXx (author)2009-10-15

Is there an alternative for the paper fasteners? I can't bloody findthem anywhere in this town

inept (author)ScHiZo FoXx2009-10-15

 Hmm, I don't really know. They work really well in this situation,and I can't really think of anything else that might work.

Where are you from that you can't find them?

ScHiZo FoXx (author)inept2009-10-17

Maybe I'm being lazy and not finding them in the right place.
I'm from Canada

inept (author)ScHiZo FoXx2009-10-17

 I would think they would have them in Canada. Just check like office supply stores like Office Max or Staples. Or maybe a local craft store.

Coliflower (author)inept2009-12-29

If you haven't found them yet, I'm 100% sure you'll find them at the local Dollarama.

megadarkwood (author)Coliflower2011-09-10

try micheals

meldude (author)ScHiZo FoXx2010-03-31

how about dollarama?

bbobbson (author)2011-06-16

Unfortunately I was looking for something a little more efficient but still neat design and can easily be decorated to look amazing.

Rock Soldier (author)2009-06-29

The blade should be longer, it's kinda short.

how would you make it retract that's what i want to know

maybe add a string at the back of the blade and have it go to your other sleeve and pull the blade back in, idk.

Artem1s Fowl (author)2011-04-29

um is it retractable or do u need to push the blade with ur hand or somethin

inept (author)Artem1s Fowl2011-04-29

It's retractable, but given the flimsy nature of the foamcore, it's best you push it back by hand

aRejectedKitten (author)2010-05-03

u shud paint the tube thingy(bracelet)

um im gonna make designs on my bracelet

griffax (author)dwalker-32011-03-17

please please post how to make it

carlpogi_11 (author)2011-02-06

it will be better if is a real blade

discodanboy (author)2011-01-15

I reinforced the edges of my blade with super glue (not hot glue). For the blade its self I used a really strong cardboard from a UPS package. The glue dribbled into the gaps in the side of the cardboard, makeing it stronger on the inside too.

assassinx5224 (author)2010-12-27

Its great i am gona try it out as soon as i get the stuff i need

piratefaellie (author)2010-12-05

Wow! I had all the supplies I needed and made one myself. I made it longer so it can be hidden very well and it fits under my sleeve without being noticed! I made a few very slight modifications; I did not use a paper clamp as opposed to a brad. Instead, for the bottom brad I folded it down and taped it. When I pull the blade back behind the, er, cardboard sleeve, it catches on the back, locking. So I pull that back a bit and let it go and it pops right out! It has enough momentum to get to the front of the glove, so the top brad catches on the front, locking. It's hard to explain but.. xD

I'm working on trying to make it pop out with a flick of the wrist like in the games.

knexpete (author)2010-12-05

Yo, the real mechanism uses a ring-pull rather than the clamp you use. Check out the Hidden Blade page on the AC wiki.

thetwilightprince (author)2009-10-27

 I don't understand how you can control the blade coming out and staying in. I bit more detail on that please?

inept (author)thetwilightprince2009-10-27

 When you release the clamp that's holding the blade back, the blade shoots forward. To put it back in, you need to push it back in and clamp it down. 

Hope that explains it a bit. If not, watch the video at the beginning.

Spiderdog3000 (author)inept2010-03-15

 How do I release the clamp?  Where can I get paper fasteners?

inept (author)Spiderdog30002010-03-15

 You can probably find paper fasteners at like a Staples or Office Max.

The clamp...that feels pretty self explanatory. You just open it like you would any other clamp.

zombiefire (author)inept2010-12-02

paper fasteners are also called split pins

Spiderdog3000 (author)inept2010-03-16

I understand. Thank you.

thelitemodderz (author)2010-12-01

seen better

koeks (author)2010-10-15

Yeah well guysBut I (as reincarnation of Leonardo di ser piero da Vinci) have perfectioned my hidden blade into a full iron /metal hidden blade with a real sharp blade on it.The blade coomes out by gravity itself,it retracts by pulling a small lever at the exact highed of your middle finger or index finger.It then retracts automaticly with support of a little spring mechanism.The blade is kept hidden with a realy smal but incredible powerful magnet.I will make a video so you all can admire my latest and perfectioned version of my original hidden blade.


Leonardo di ser Piero e Chataria da Vinci

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