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Phoenix Throwing Knives by Fraxuur Phoenix Throwing Knives by Fraxuur
Wanted to set myself a project to practise prop-making.
The dagger design is supposed to resemble a wing.

It looks the same on each side of the blade.


The concept: fav.me/d5e9m0a


Thanks for all the :+fav:s!!!



Update:
My university workload is keeping me far too busy to produce any batches for the time being. 
After my final submission (some time around June 2014) I should finally have time to sort out some kind of store.
I may get an unforeseen break at some point before this to produce some batches, but it's unlikely. 
Sorry to everyone who has shown interest - I'll message you as soon as I have some for sale!
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:iconvocaloidhetalialover:
VocaloidHetaliaLover Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
these are amazing ...my Belarus cosplayer loves them and wants them....
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GL0822 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
hope its okay but i wanted to try my hand at makin my own batch of these.  i have the master copy in a mold right now im waitin to harden so i can cast a bunch.  i promise i wont sell any just wanted to make a bunch for meself.  
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Yeah that's fine - as long as they're for personal use :)

Nice AC work by the way!
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GL0822 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
cool yeah thats all theyre for.  thanks on the AC work.  still tryin to perfect my craft. 
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GL0822 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
i want some....how can i get my hands on a batch???
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I've been planning to start selling these for a while but I keep getting held up with university projects! :(
(I'm really sorry to everyone who has shown interest, I haven't forgotten!)

I'm now in my final year, which is the most intense in terms of work, but it does mean that after my final submission (sometime around June) I should finally have some time to start selling castings of my models :P

I'll send you a message once I start selling them, but it probably won't be till early summer, sorry!
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:iconzephx27:
ZephX27 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Just noticed the update. Congratulations on finishing your course. :)
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I still have one more year of it left, but finished my 2nd year for summer now :)

I've started producing castings of the new daggers, but want to get a suitable batch ready before I start selling them.

I think to begin with I'll do a couple of auctions on sets of 3 Throwing Knives to test the market a bit, and decide on a stable price from them.

I'll update the information on here and send a message to everyone who has shown interest about when the auctions are :)
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:iconzephx27:
ZephX27 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Well, congratulations on finishing your second year.

And that's great news. I'll look into the
auction when you have them up. I know I'm still
interested in purchasing a set or two.
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Ponkool4 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
These are amazing! I'd totally buy these! In my Taekwondo dojang, black belts choose to a weapon as a 'self study' to learn about and be able to use it. I'd consider using these for my self-study!
Awesome work!
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)

They're only resin casts from a master model, made to appear like metal, so they may not be the best to practise with, but I'll hopefully have some up for sale soon!

I've changed the design very slightly (only some minor things to make the design more crisp).
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sam1027 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Looks nice :)
What type of material is this made?
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)

They're made from resin - the metallic effect is just from the paintwork :]
I made the original from styrene sheet, made a silicone mould and produced resin casts from it.

I've recently remade the original to get crisper edges and I'll begin selling them soon.
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rainbowtailwxlf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
these are amazing <3 i want some
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)

I'll hopefully start selling them soon - just gotta get my uni projects out the way first! :P
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:iconrainbowtailwxlf:
rainbowtailwxlf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
cool! good luck on the projects!
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
looks like the elven knives from Skyrim
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
The wing design is pretty similar, yeah :P
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
but its extremely nice!, I have been wanting to make a wooden shortsword with separate pieces.Im still trying to figure out how you connect the guard on the tang just before the blade. I want to do it out of some nice hardwood.
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LordArtharion Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I second (or third) everyone that said you should make more and sell them :D
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Hehe :P

Getting my current project out the way and then I'm going to work on producing them :)

Think I'll have to do them in batches rather than to demand.

I'll let you know when they're up for sale :)
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:iconzephx27:
ZephX27 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
You should definitely make these and sell them. I know I'd be interested in ordering a set. :)
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
My uni projects are keeping me pretty busy at the moment, but I'll hopefully get an opportunity to start selling them soon :)

I'll keep you updated!
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ZephX27 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Sounds great. Thank you. :D
Take care of your Uni projects first though.
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Elfdud7 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
the coolest thing ever. I love how sharp the feathers are embossed.
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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:iconhyperionswings:
HyperionsWings Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would love a set of these.
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I will start selling them soon! :)
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PsychoKez056 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How much for three?
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I haven't got any for sale at the moment, but I'll be making more in a couple of months time :)

I haven't got a set price yet, need to work out material costs so I don't end up making a loss, but they're only made from resin so they shouldn't be that expensive. I'll keep you updated when I have some for sale! :)
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PsychoKez056 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would really appreciate that, I'd love to add them to my dagger collection resin or not and I have a friend they'd make great gifts for :)
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RADIOACTIVEBUNY Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Looks like they could be keys. I'd buy :D
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
They would be pretty cool keys! :P

I definitely need to cast more by the sounds of it!
Probably won't get a chance till December/January though.

If I do start selling them I'll keep you updated :)
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sleek and very durable looking, well done
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
U r most welcome, my friend
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SethKat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Photographer
I wanna buy one of these so bad!!
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Haha, I may make a lot more and start selling them!
I'll let you know if I do! (Probably won't be for a few months because I'm back at University now.)
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shishikokoroyuki Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
nice, may i make a sword using the phoenix wing idea?
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yeah, have a go! :)
Please could you post a link in your description to this to credit where the concept came from though? :)

I'm going to have a go at making some large scale weapons in this design myself at some point!
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shishikokoroyuki Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
i make my stuff of plywood
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Solvash Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These look wonderful!
Elegant, but still recognizable as a weapon. Very cool design.
And perhaps it's just me, but I think if you shrunk and compacted it a little it would make a pretty nice pendant as well. C:
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D

Ooh, very nice idea!
Might give that a go :)
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DarkTailss Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool design!
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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DarkTailss Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm guessing they're throwing daggers, do they work well like that? They look like they may already be decently balanced
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Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
They do seem to work really well as throwing daggers, yeah!
It's almost too tempting to throw them, had a couple slip out of my hands, and had to crawl under the decking to get another after a friend accidentally let go :P

I hadn't intended a specific use for them, but due to their small size (26cm/10in) they're almost ideal for that!

(They're only made from resin so they're very lightweight)
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DarkTailss Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, should have known they weren't metal, cons don't allow sharp metal props, right?

Good to hear they fly well! haha

Another idea is you could make a battle-fan out of them like that one Mortal Kombat chick, or maybe a giant schmitar wing-sword
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:iconfraxuur:
Fraxuur Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I don't attend any cons (I probably should), I just made these for a bit of practise and to add to my portfolio :P
Despite being plastic, the tips of them are still pretty sharp though!

Was planning to make a larger scale version like scimitar when I got the time :)

The fan thing could be quite a fun project - I like props that fold out!
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