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Ammnra Hidden Blade 2.0 WIP by ammnra Ammnra Hidden Blade 2.0 WIP by ammnra
Fully Funtional Cosplay Prop

Still working out the kinks and getting the details right, but things seem to be going in the right direction.

New, improved hidden blade design. Cases are milled aluminium (cost me over $400) and the blade is now two stage. Spring is much stronger to fire out both stages with enough momentum to lock.

Version 2.0 Video

Version 1.0 Video
Version 1.0 Detail Video
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FlyingEagle44 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Hello there Chris(Ammnra)Myles, just to put it out. Is it possible to comission you (since you are a full time engineer) to make a run of about 20-30 hidden blades.

Even though you said "I'm not planning on making more of or selling this prop. I'm not planning on posting further
how to's, instructions, guides, etc".

Because as said on the original 1.0 vid that if we found a company or manufacturer willing to make them,
that you would provide the design. I would be willing to pay around $500-1100 for commission (you decide on that).
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Jimmy-Joker Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I really love this idea man!!! I think everyone would love it and you if Ammnra decided to do this. I hope he replies soon. And goodluck!
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VladGenX Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013

If you make the primary parts for Shapeways, then give a tutorial of how to assemble the kit, that would be f--king awesome man.

 

Okay, i saw the Youtube vid for this and i really, really wnat it!!!!.

 

Besides, How do you strap it to your arm? i don't see holes for straps. just curious.

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:iconflyingeagle44:
FlyingEagle44 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
He'll probably just add a mounting system because there aren't precut arm-strap mounts.
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fernando-rocha Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
would you do me one in wood? I'd pay the material labor and freight to Brazil (where I live) or you show me the tutorial?
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firewing368 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Amazing truly I was wondering if you were selling these. I was thinking for getting it for my brother for Christmas. Just tellme the price and I will message you back thank you.
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maxadon96 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Artist
please send me the bluprints madp6696@yahoo.com
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wowzone Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
can you tel me how does it work? . please send your blue print to: wowzone2010@gmail.com
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djwolfke Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
can you screw it open and make a picture?
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13th-Legend Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Any chance you'll release the how to for the inner workings? I'd like to make one, but haven't a clue as to how to go about it on the inside of the blade's case.
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Nazo-The-Unsolvable Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand how the second tier(the blade) locks into position... Then unlocks by the switch. I wish I understood it to improve my version..
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McPlayer1 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i kind of like the first one better. Mostly just the looks of the blade itself. I am baffled by how this works but i really hope you consider selling them. (But if its gonna cost me $400 then definitely not.) Still, genius.
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DroctorAcula Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Whole year I try to make a faithful and working version of the hidden blade, unfortunately without success. Thanks to you I gathered the new strength to do it but I can't understand the mechanism that locks and unlocks the second part of the blade. If you were kind to show us a sketch of this mechanism I would be eternally grateful.

P.S. This project really means a lot to me
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DroctorAcula Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Can you show us a sketch explaining how to locks and unlocks the second part o the blade?It has long been trying to create a faithful and a working model of the hidden blade, but your assistance has proven to be essential, however, I still do not understand the second part of the mechanism could you explain it I would be eternally grateful
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suezox05 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there, I'm from Philippines, can I have a raw file (solidworks?) of your AC hidden blade? It will greatly help me 'coz I'm planning to do a cosplay of ezio... Thanks in advance. . .
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lepinzon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
do you sell it? how much is it?

if my english is bad...i'm only speak spanish, sorry jejeje :S
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Kame789 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Been watching this video and I think I've got it figured out for the most part.

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I'm just curious though, did you use the scissor jack. Also, I'm trying to figure out how you get the second part of the blade to lock/unlock. Are there grooves in the blade somewhere that lock and does the case have something that extends downward to unlock the two parts when they retract?
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blablaeric Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
man i want to buy it no matter how much it costs and no matter what its made out of i love your work and you are truly a genius
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robin1992 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
ive seen the video of your hiddenblades and i must congratulate you on making the best hidden blade ther is and i really hope that they come into production some time (even if it was only on demand) now that you've made the best in function only a working exact replica remains to be made
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TenguKarasu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I first saw your work with the v.1 on youtube, then the V.2 and i thought of searching if you were here too, i am amazed by how creative your work is, your model is, as far as i could see, unique and probably the most achieved. I was amazed seeing how people tried to reproduced the hidden blade, but you bring a whole new level to this.
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ammnra Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Thanks (-u-)
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TenguKarasu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
you're welcome :)
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Jabh Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
jesus christ dude, everything you make is amazing, just a couple questions, are the blades plastic or are those aluminum as well?

how does structural integrity of the blade (now being 2 pieces) hold up?

haha actually that's all i got for now
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ammnra Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
The two stages of the blade are plastic. The two part design is (as you might have guessed) more flexible and prone to breaking than the solid plastic single part blade.

If the 2 stages where made of metal the integrity would be the same as the draw slide blades you may have seen on YouTube.
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AltairLbn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
You could also show does it look like in the inside
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AltairLbn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student General Artist
hey dude... do you know Sketch Up?? The Google's 3D modeler?? Can I make the hidden blade project using the Sketch Up? I don't have to do this one... I can make the smaller one... THX!!!!
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ammnra Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I've used Google Sketch Up a little. It would definitely work for modeling a project.
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AltairLbn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student General Artist
THHHXXXX MAN!!!!! I'M REALLY HAPPY TO HEAR THAT!!! I CAN'T EVEN EXPECT FOR THAT!!! thxx dude!!!
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Winterous Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Awesome! :D

Am I right in thinking that pulling the string compresses a spring in some way, which releases when it's fully pulled?
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ammnra Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Yeah, pretty much. Its based on an OTF switch blade mechanism. Here's a link to the video that helped me understand how it worked.
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Winterous Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I didn't quite understand how it moved the blade until the end.
A VERY clever little device, and a fantastic build on your part!
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