Knex Hidden Blade




About: I play guitar, and I like to build things when I'm bored. I like messing with computers and playing my 360.

This is my first Instructable so it may have problems, it may not, I don't know.

Knex Hidden Blade from Assassin's Creed. I only used basic pieces with minor/optional modifications. I also used string for the trigger and rubber bands to move the 'blade.' Taping the bottom of it is optional and makes it more comfortable in my opinion.

Step 1: Parts

For most things you build from the other instructions on here, most require a lot of pieces. This doesn't require many at all. You need:

2 Red Rods
1 Grey(Black) Rod----*I do not know how it will work with a grey rod. The black rod is stronger.*

Optional Rods:
1-2 Green Rods---*These can be used on the locks to stop them from spinning completely around.

7 Orange Connectors
15 Grey Single Connectors---*Some are optional, just used to hold the rubber bands*

3 Small Blue Spacers
3 Larger Grey spacers----*Grey spacer = 3 small blue and they can be substituted*

2 Rubber Bands
String---*Length Varies from person to person*

Tape for comfort

Step 2: Putting the Peices on the Red Rods

Start with an Orange connector that connects the red rods as shown in the first picture picture. Repeat this until you get to the point in the section picture where you add in the locks the hold the piece either in or out. The Grey connectors that go out aren't a must, but I put them there so the rubber bands go through them. The location of these grey pieces shouldn't matter.

The stopper for the blade is a grey piece, as shown in the 3rd picture. This is how it should go onto the rest. Once on, push it tight so you can attach the rest of the pieces.

In the second picture, on the orange connectors used as the lock, you can put green pieces onto the ends, this stops them from spinning all the way around.

You have pretty much finished the majority of the mechanism now. All you need to do is add the rubber bands and string. PLus whatever you want to put on yourself.

4th picture shows what you should have so far.

Step 3: Rubber Bands

If you put the grey pieces on the side, thread the rubberband through the holes. One loop of the rubber band should be on one end of the red rod. After threading it through, you can set it on the other end of the red rod. I tied the rubber band with more string so it doesn't slip back through.

If you tie it, make sure you tie the end away from the trigger. Also make sure when you tie it that it has enough slack still to still loop around the Grey/Black piece used for the blade. This is where a little fine tuning may be needed.

Repeat this for the other side.

2nd picture is what you should have.

3rd picture is "armed"

Step 4: The String

Any string can be used for this, I'm pretty sure. First, you tie it around the the lock furthest forward, as shown in the second picture. Another view of this is in the third picture.

Step 5: String

Keep the string long, and cut it at the end, so you can make adjustments so it works.

Add a loop like the one shown in the picture. You want to try your best to get the correct length. When its on your wrist, it should be able to loop over your middle finger, wrap around your ring finger once, and then around your pinky. In my video at the end, you can see how this works.

In the second picture, I wrapped the excess string around a few times to give it extra strength. I then tied it and trimmed off the excess as shown in picture three.

In the fourth picture, I put some tape on it to hold it together better and make it more comfortable to slide over my finger.

Step 6: Optional Step

If the rubber bands are rubbing against your arm, this step will help reduce that from happening.

Get a piece such as an orange connector. I laid it on the bottom towards the back. I then taped it so there is an angle that moves the rubber bands off your skin.

Step 7: Finished

At this point, you should be finished.

To keep it on my arm, I used a normal wrap that stretches and wrapped it around my arm to create a layer to put the hidden blade on, then continued wrapping it with the hidden blade on my wrist so it was held in place. When doing this, make sure there isn't too much pressure on the locks because that can stop it from coming out correctly.

You may need to file the "blade" piece down a little so it slides through the holes easier. Be careful not to file it down too much though or it will come out. Before filing, make sure there isn't too much tension on the locks.

For some reason, Youtube made the video darker, so some things are harder too see.

If you see anything that can be improved or added, let me know.
Feedback is nice to get too.
Anything you find that can improve it, if you can let me know so I can try it.

Also, if you have any other ideas for something you would like to see built, let me know and I will try my best to make it and if its good enough, i'll put instructions up for that too.



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    16 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I'm planning on trying to make one out of metal or some other material that is more durable and more realistic. If anyone has any ideas that may help or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Change how the rubber bands are attached. I built this blade and it cut my arm in three spots.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    really? I've never had that problem. I'll look into alternative ways to set it up.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    So here's my version of the whole hidden weapon thing ... fires 20-30 ft shell ejection and is able to be concealed check it out!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    i a a little confused on how to rubber bands satay on the rod when it is armed and exacy how the rod isint thorwn when u load it and  fire could you please help

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I am trying to come up with a better way, bu the only way they stay on the rod is a little notch I made at the end of the rod. The rod doesn't shoot out because i have the gray locks that are snapped onto the "blade" rod. This makes it so when the rod slides out, the gray piece stops it from actually coming out. Hope it helps you out


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    i'm not sure if this will answer your question but:
    When the rod is pulled back and the rubber bands are tights, and you release the lock letting the rod through all the way. The rubber bands pretty much throw the piece through the pieces and the other lock keeps it in place.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, I'm still trying to improve it, so if you find anything I can change or add, let me know

    hey man i rated it a 5 star ,and subscribed ,wow thats an awsome idea, i like it and it quite fun to play with coming up with new ideas for you but im not quite sure yet but when i figure them out ill telll you so you can update it to make it better :) thx man awsome design

    No problem, lol. You are right for sure, it is very fun to play with. I have one for each hand so I'm duel wielding hidden blades like in the New Assassin's Creed coming out, lol. My only complaint against my own design is the rubber bands wear out and become too weak.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I have done that, you have to watch doing that because by sanding the blade piece too much, the lock system i have won't stop the piece so i just kept it with the unsharpened tip to avoid that