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Musashi - concept of sci fi sword by peterku Musashi - concept of sci fi sword by peterku
Qiuckjob from today. Idea has been to create sci fi cyborg sword for fictional scenario with non-standart profile. Blade is detachable.  Work I did in 3ds max + vray and completed in photoshop.

So what do you think? do you like it or not. tnx for comments if any.
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Let me get the annoyance out of the way first: Were anyone other than the intended cyborg to use this, it would be extremely dangerous to them. Humans, even skilled fighters would have trouble fighting while keeping the small section below the handle from hurting them.

Now that that's out of the way, this sword is the epitome of originality. I never in my life could have come up with an eccentric design like this. There's a beauty to it, even as it keeps it's style and form.

Once again, the functionality is raised with the ability to cheaply manufacture blade replacements, rather than full swords. I just wouldn't want to be on the battlefield, undoing all those screws in the middle of a fight. But I'm sure the material lends itself to durability.

The inside curve to this sword is definitely something you don't see everyday and I think the artist took full use of his license in designing it that way. In a fight, when swords are crossed ever so dramatically, the user would have the upper hand with the curve granting better leverage and the ability to safely place a hand up the back of the blade to push harder.

Overall, I give this blade a nearly perfect score for it's originality and functionality. Definitely a nice piece to have for display...or use, if you're a cyborg.
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Such blade would do fine for concepts and promo-art, plus - would do nicely in some of hack'n'slash games, where no one cares about actual realism or even allusion on things to be possible at least in some way.
Though even looking quite unusual and unpleasantly-dangerous (reminds a creepy scalpel...), this one also reminds... a scale. One with mm and inches mark on it. No matter how good is the idea - first visual impression might be -critical- for future product, be it a movie, a game, a comix or anything else.
When one gets a feedback on a character with "deadly scythe" - is is fine, yet a character with "deadly scale ruler"... might be specific.

-In it's structure, this blade is weak. Explanations about being made from "unobtanium and fantasteel alloy" are possible, yet might be a cliche.

-Its guard is useless, due to any glancing blow will proceed further - and meet one's body way likely, that common "cross guard".

-Due to specific curve and proportions, this one might be way more difficult to hold.

- Its knuckle guard is a protractor scale... Especially with several lines and writings on it.

- Will become a curse cleaning it every time with all those holes and joints...


BUT, this blade cam easily become a way better result, if re-made into a complicated structure - for example, a segmented blade, transformable into a whip-like weapon. Cyberpunk and sci-fi settings could easily benefit from such concept - and overall silhouette of this blade matches such construction perfectly.
To achieve that, one should attend to re-shaping back line of the blade, turning it from "metal plate with screws" into joints between segments.
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EmperorSurion Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Great design! :O Would it be alright if I used this and some other weapon designs you've made in a Star Wars Roleplay setting? I'll be sure to credit you in the description and everything. ^^
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peterku Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
tnx.  as far as it is non-commercial you can do whatever you like regards.
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EmperorSurion Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Many thanks dude! X3 Keep up the good work, I definitely like what I see!
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puka23 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thats one very creative design, amazing work!
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peterku Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
tnx you mate.
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Mihorrorshow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016   Filmographer
You can't use that in a real battle. You can cut yourself and is it a wakasashi sword if it is the end of the sword would be alot trouble.
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peterku Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
hi it is designed for fictional world not real one.  To be useable in real world it can be fixed in way I would turn bend in opposite direction and blade under grip I would replace by some kind of grip extention. 
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Einerwie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist
It's a really nice weapon, in my opinion.
I would Get one of those just to hang it on the wall. (You never know when you need iit for example in an Apokalyps ^^)
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peterku Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016
:) who know what future brings.
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678091 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The blade is reversed and it would be terribly balanced and awkward to hold as a Katana styled weapon, any otherway would be just as awkward as the balance is pushed forward
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peterku Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
I wanted to make it in different way so I did it as choping blade. 
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678091 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh...
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steave1425 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :happybounce:
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yelsewnos Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
Cool!!!
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Etsor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
this is super cool. i really like this idea
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
tnx mate.
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Eclipsed-blade Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Student Artist
You should be a weapons designer for games :3
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peterku Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
I do ti time by time \:)
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MasterPrior Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I... I don't get it
How do you hold that
How do you fight with it
Which side is what...
*instert minion 'waaaaaath?'*
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Beijing54 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Impressive Design, Very Original. Just not for Kitchen Utensils
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
tnx. yea no fro kitchen. :)
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Beijing54 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
ur welcome. true dat
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Danubium Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
A cyber-yatagan! Brilliant!


Reminds me of the Aztec obsidian axe-swords and the Polynesian sharktooth-lined swords.

This construction means the edge can be extremely hard and sharp (perhaps monomolecular?), without the danger of the whole blade becoming brittle, although the joints are a weak point, but I presume the edge sections are meant to be disposable anyways. Very industrial.

The small blade on the pommel is nowhere near as dangerous to the user as some claim, and in fact it can be useful for pommel strikes, even if troublesome for carrying. A separate hilt-scabbard, perhaps?

The gaps between the edge sections would probably snag on clothing or flesh, though.
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
tnx mate. I also think that blade could be usefull for on  the pommel strike. As far as I know pommel strike was often use with long blades....
Bye
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Garayur Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
Really nice blade. You might flip the side the blade is on since its a slashing weapon. Having the blade on the inside of the curve would hinder the slashing action rather than aiding it.
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onebehindthemonitor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
What makes you say its a slashing weapon? Use follows form. This is a chopping blade. :P
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
yea i Know jsut wanna make it different therefore I turn curve as well. 
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kerDajan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Makes me think of a one-handed Bat'leth
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Kalephrex Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!  I'd just like to say that I've read many of the comments and I disagree with the idea that the smaller blade is dangerous to the user.  I'm pretty sure that the only way to be cut by that (while using it) is to point the sword lower than normal wrists can bend or to thrust to the side from the most awkward angle possible.  I would go so far as to say that the extra blade could act as a minor counterweight to improve balance and opens up several possibilities in combat.  This may be a stretch (quite literally) but if you could create a certain situation, you could throw a sort of punch with the blade in hand and have the smaller blade act as a knife in this case.  

In conclusion, I think that people need to think more creatively when it comes to bladed weapons and take chances to create something new and great, like you do.
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
hi. tnx and I am sure that if there is soma mass below grip like small blade then it help to make balance. and yes therefore I add word sci-fi, just to bring some difference into design. 
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raizuyukimura Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mid to short range weapon a knife and a sword very cool
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
tnx you.
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Kreuzherz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Overall I really like this sword but I would make some adjustments to improve it's handling and enable the possibility to thrust.
The blade at the end of the hilt is rather pointless. I would change it for a extended handle to support the cutting power of push- and pull-cuts.
Literally on the other end I would switch the last segment to an opposite curved point. Thrusts are a key-element in fighting although this blade is mainly designed for cutting.
Your design is open for those modifications because all blades could be replaced and this is the real reason I love this sword or precisely its shell.
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
hi. yea no problem. design is modular. anything can be replace. Including that bottom part under the handle can be replace by some grip extention for example. 
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onebehindthemonitor Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I honestly don't understand how anyone could think you'll cut yourself with this... Both edges face forward. When the fore edge is swinging at a target, the smaller section that supposedly will cut you is moving backwards... You'll bet hit by the flat back at worst.... And the blade is pointless. (Heh... I mean literally) you won't stab yourself with this unless you are trying really hard to do so. In fact I'd go so far as to say the fact that the smaller section is so long lends itself to being safer, because its harder to get inside of.

I don't see this as a blade for musashi however. :P. Kendo utilizes a katNa which curves the other way. Actually using this sword would be more like using a kopis or a kukri, I'd think.


However you look at it, though, it does look pretty sweet.
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
tnx for defending me :).


I dont know much about Musashi as a persom from Japanese history. I'm kind into history and Musashi was called  sister boat of Jamato. these two beast was 2 major battleship in japanese navy. Incredible powerfull in their time. (But also moral obsolete in same time with comparison of USA aircraft ships.) American need about 20 torpedos and many bombs to destroy it, which is nearly unbelievable endurance...
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onebehindthemonitor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Damn. XP. Miyamoyo Musashi was called the greatest swordsman to ever live, supposedly with win streak that lasted his entire life. He wrote the Book of Five Rings, which is an interestingly vague kendo manual. He's a Japanese hero. XP.

So, your blade is the super skilled blade of endurance! :P
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
you comment make me want to read something about htat japanese hero ;)/
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templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
Its a futuristic paper cutter! XD
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
;)
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DalSifoDyas Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
I don't think the sword makes much sense. Where's the wielder supposed to hold unto the sword without cuting their self in motion? I guess the blade should be on the other side. Or the grip needs to be on the other side. But all in all the general design doesn't make much sense to me. But the render looks really cool in general... but I question the usability. 
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MC231096 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Student Photographer
Looks alright to me. I think you might have mistaken the handguard (the semicircular arc) for the handle.
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DalSifoDyas Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
I'm aware where the grip is and how to hold it - but I don't get the huge danger of cuting yourself when using it... that little piece of blade beyond the handle confuses me immensely. 
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JackieCoco Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
very nice! reminds me of warframe! :D 
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redwolfradolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016
I'd use it.  Blades which are curved in that direction are excellent for chopping, limb-removal, etc...

The handguard is also helpful, both for defense and offense.  

The one part of it that isn't great is the blade below the handle.  I think you'd be more likely to hurt yourself with that section.  A pommel spike would be better, so that you can get that hammer blow in if you end up in close quarters.
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
maybe yes. but small bottom blade can be replace for some sort of handle extention so you could hold it by both hands .
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redwolfradolf Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Not sure that'd be necessary.  Adding another hand on the blade doesn't really do much, unless its a longer blade, whereby you might gain more control.  I assumed since it had a blade guard it was intended to be a shorter blade.
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Miguel-Neves Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic, but unlikely, it would be not aerodynamic to have a fast hit.
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peterku Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
fortunately we will never know :)
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Miguel-Neves Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This blade is on the back of the arch.
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