So, after meeting vivalablake89 at last year's NYC CC, my son was blown away by his Emile suit and begged me to build his next suit as Emile.......I can't say I blame him since the Emile suit is pretty cool......So This time around, I am making him help in building his suit, this way we can get it done sooner for NYC CC 2017. 7 months.....Can we do it? Gona try.......So just to get his feet wet, we started w/ Emile's blade, the Kukri knife. IMG_0237 by Dirtdives posted Mar 6, 2017 at 12:42 PM So, he cut out and traced the pattern and I cut out the foam pieces.....(I need to teach him how to respect an open blade before I let him use one...I learned the hard way by almost slicing off the tip of my thumb when I was his age). After brainstorming on its construction for a few minutes, he though it would be a good idea to put some type of "spine" inside the knife to hold it ridged and not flop around. While searching through my.....ok "our" supply stash, he came across some BBQ wood skewers.....perfect. lined everything up and just like what it is used for....created a BBQ Kukri.....Since this was our first attempt I wasn't so careful and did poke out the front but I redid and worked better. Now I have a question for those that have made foam blades....... IMG_0238 by Dirtdives posted Mar 6, 2017 at 12:42 PM What did you do to the rough side of the EVA? This was just a test piece and will be redone.....and redone much better.