Futuristic Katana (Own Remake from deviantart)

ReClaimer8015

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A while ago i was searching for Concept Art of Raidens different HF-blades used in MG: Rising.
I have already found a few low-poly 3d-files, nothing special.....so i thought of recreating things myself from some artwork. Just to practice my honestly mediocre modelling skills.
What i stumbled across was this:
jinroh catana and combat knife

This was one of the best designs for such a weapon i`ve ever seen...it looks truly futuristic and properly militaristic. Simple and elegant. I really adore what artists put out there. The Guy goes by the name Michael Kollmann and is an experienced creator. Shoutout to this man!
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I recreated it in rhino, but just a little bit more simplified.
jinroh-catana replica.jpg
I could use a 3d printer, but i am trying CNC-machinery to cut it out of mdf and add details later on.
Cheaper and faster (always important), so i should have a finished prototype in no time.
Just made some templates for that:
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Remember guys, everything you make can inspire others!;)
 

ReClaimer8015

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That was a surprisingly quick adventure - about max. 2 hours of work and a simple model is done.
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I didn`t make an exact copy, for example the letters are different....couldn`t figure out what the original meant(see post above).
Anyone who is familiar with Nier Automata will recognize it, probably;)
Speaking of Nier - Great weapons in that series too. As with a lot of Japanese games.
Currently reworking one of the swords of that game (not my work).
Pulled it from sketchfab, thingiverse or so:

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Tryin to take my own spin on it.
Besides guns, swords are one of the most coolest props you can make.
 
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xXDashIVXx

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That was a surprisingly quick adventure - about max. 2 hours of work and a simple model is done.
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I didn`t make an exact copy, for example the letters are different....couldn`t figure out what the original meant(see post above).
Anyone who is familiar with Nier Automata will recognize it, probably;)
Speaking of Nier - Great weapons in that series too. As with a lot of Japanese games.
Currently reworking one of the swords of that game (not my work).
Pulled it from sketchfab, thingiverse or so:

View attachment 266621
Tryin to take my own spin on it.
Besides guns, swords are one of the most coolest props you can make.
So what do your symbols mean?
 

ReClaimer8015

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It is japanese for "Glory to mankind" - you pronounce it "Jinrui ni eikou are", the default greeting of the android faction you get to play in Nier: Automata.

The Problem is that i don`t know what kind of letters are on the original artwork. Japanese Kanji or Kana? Would be oubvious since it is a classical katana - or perhaps Chinese (Han) even? Can`t just put it into google translate....o_O
 
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ReClaimer8015

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An Update at last!
finally did some templates, had some additional knives made too!
This is mainly to figure out if the proportions are right. Which they sadly aren`t speaking of the knives :-(

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he4thbar

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I know this is in non-halo... But you know if you ever made the hayabusa chest from halo 3.. It wouldn't be complete without strapping on one of these futuristic katanas to the back.
Looks like a fun build though, can't wait to see update pics.
 

ReClaimer8015

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And just to clarify - Yes this is Commander Reyes Knife from the last COD!

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An underrated game, i have to say...don`t like COD that much, especially when you are used to the mechanics in halo games. But Infinite Warfare was an awesome and somewhat realistic military scifi-shooter.
Aaron Beck was one of the Lead Designers, i like his style. He usually makes mechas, so there`s that.
 
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