Whoa, this is awesome. May I use this image in an art piece for a story I am working on ? I will give full credit to you for the creation of this awesome weapon. The only good images I can find are all made by you. Glad I found you through Google Images. Your gallery is amazing!
I want you to know that this item will be part of Noah Watts' "official" Connor costume that I'm making him. You have the highest quality, most accurate-to-the-game product I've seen yet. I received the kit from Shapeways yesterday and I'm excited to get started putting it together. Thank you for your hard work designing it. I've given you credit in all my posts on Tumblr mentioning it.
I am genuinely impressed. As cool as the pivot blade is, the thing seemed so fragile and complicated that I was sure no one could make a real-world working one. And sure, it's a plastic replica made with modern-day technology that couldn't handle the insane amount of abuse Connor puts it through, but this is still really freaking cool. *applauds*
And now I'm curious as to how well an all-metal replica would hold up…