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After Alex (Alex) and Ahktar (Ahktar - concept of modern chopping blade) this is 3th concept of modern sword over traditional shape in this style. This time I remade probably most popular sword - katana from Japanese. All work is mine. Work has been made in 3ds max + vray as rendering engine. Completed in Photoshop.  Picture is bigger to see details. 

So what do you think. Do you like it or not? tnx for comments if any. bye.

I also did:

Katana - Yuki
Spear - Valkyrie
Knife - Anansi - concept of modern knife
Knife 2 - Awha
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:iconscottieboy2020:
First off: I love Katanas and Wakizashi, so this is going to be slightly biased.
I actually like the somewhat basic design more than if you'd gone crazy with it and added fancy bits all over the place like some people do. Kudo's earned there.
I do like the hilt design, although I think it could become difficult to hold in battle, at least if your palms get sweaty like mine do. This can be ignored if you wear leather gloves though, so it doesn't really matter.
I like the decorative piece on the blade, and the design of the crossguard. Both pieces have beauty and function, and it all melds together rather well.
I only give four out of five on originality because while I do love the design, it is still a fairly basic Katana.
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It's brilliant because it combines the classic elements of a katana with modern revisited design.
While everything about the art is surely splendid, I make a mako about the detail that I can't really fit into the rating (hence the rating is *5).
You put smalls nails or screws to affix the piece of metal to the back of the blade, while it surely looks cool, it's technically a great flaw given the fact tht the holes will greatly affect the integrity of the steel while swinging the sword and hitting things with it.
One could argue of course that this is a future and fictional design so I won't ponder on with this.
A great plus is the grip of the sword which I can't help but it keeps reminding me of the new Necrons from Warhammer 40k tabletop for some odd reason.
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CorneredFox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Hmm... No shinogi or kissaki, not sure I'd call this a katana or a messer with a katana's tsuba. Also if the flats aren't angled then that edge would be pretty fat, which is okay for a katana I guess since battlefield katana had a niku (though that's not really necessary with decent steel). Finally the handle looks... Well, hard to say. It looks like it would be uncomfortable though. I still think you did an amazing job on it though.

Side-Note: I'm a bit uncomfortable with the snake (at least I think that's what the emblem is), don't see a lot of snakes as displays in Japan. Personal thing though, so not really related.
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peterku Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
hi mate. You look like sword experienced. I am not. I have some basic info fprom youtube and google. thats all. so I will always make some mistake in desings. At leat I dont do those big mistake in the past... And that snake: I do it randomly. When I found on net some good tribal I use it. (by good I mean those tribals which Have good resolution and are free to use.) 
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CorneredFox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
There was another katana design you did, I don't remember if I commented on it or not, but you did a really nice job on its design. It was a more traditional looking blade if memory serves, didn't have a kissaki but that's actually not unheard of. And yea, I've been into swords for a while now and the katana is/was always my favorite - even long after knowing the mysticism behind it is just fabrication - so I've endeavored to learn as much about them as I can.

Also, I want to make sure you know I'm not telling you these things to criticize you just for the sake of criticizing you, but rather to help you improve upon future works. You do a really good job with these and they're very impressive, far better than I could ever hope to do.
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peterku Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
Hi. tnx mate. And dont be affraid to be critic about my work. I allways take it in positive way as it improves me. I like when sobedy with skills point out errors in my work. I dont know a lot about sword but when I started doing sword at the begining I was even worse about it. When people put some experieneces comments I always learn something new. 
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Calleahan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
I literally looks like a dream come true, no jokes. Outstanding Clap 
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peterku Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
lol. tnx you.
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Calleahan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
No, thank you Nod 
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What is the emblem on the blade? Hard to tell... but looks sweet :)
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
tnx. when you pen it in full size it should be visible.  snake in flames. 
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BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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Hank-Farshy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Some Metal Gear Rising level of AWESOMENESS!!!
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
tnx mate. 
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
Very beautiful blade 
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peterku Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
tnx you
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Your welcome 
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peterku Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
tnx.
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Your most welcome 
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wolfclaws01 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 13, 2016  Student Artist
The one thing that I see it those protrusions on the handle could be potentially painful as they could dig into your hand during combat.
Other than that, Looks Great!
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peterku Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Yea. corners on those look too sharps. Originally they should be ok but I used specific rendering setting when edges are sharpened and in this result it is sharpened just too much. 
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Hyikate Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
I wanna hold them
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zorrodefender6 Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
beautifully done katana
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peterku Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
tnx.
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zorrodefender6 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
your welcome
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joooooba Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Professional Artist
katana liked 
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RagnorokIrons Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome
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peterku Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
tnx
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RagnorokIrons Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Np
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CrossroadSymmetry Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nailef it
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Lupas-Deva Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Love the addition of the red cloth.
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peterku Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
tnx. had to make there somthing to bring some color. 
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xharuf Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good man! I want the same ;-)
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peterku Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
tnx mate. 
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xharuf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome man :D
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draggucci Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful concept.
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peterku Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
tnx.
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NecroTechno Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
It's definitely my favorite of the 3, especially the hilt section, which looks both comfortable and stylish. The only thing that looks a little bit off is the bevel section of the blade (i.e. the cutting section), which on a normal katana covers about 2/3rds of the blade's width, whereas here it only covers 1/3rd, making it look a little blunt.
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peterku Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
lol I just checked it on net and you are right about that blade-cutting setion. I missed that somehow. so next time I will know.
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NecroTechno Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Cool! Glad I could help.
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horrorcrusher Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
Yuki, japanese for courage if I recall correctly. 
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peterku Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
probably. When I want to make name for some model  I check most popular names for some culture on net  and choose some of them. 
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Jonot Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
An excellent take on a traditional look. Certainly looks like something a future samurai would use.
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peterku Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
tnx. there is not much to change on katana. 
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Jonot Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Very true.
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Mrrlyn42 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
ever think of trying one that was basically 2 katana's back to back. making a slightly wider double side blade.
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peterku Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
yea I have some  concept like that somewhere in archives. sonner or later I wil finish it and upload. 
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perseo1965 Featured By Owner Edited May 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually is a quite beautiful design...
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peterku Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
tnx mate. 
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Stahlvogel Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
Great work, i like the details u worked out on the hilt. But i think long fights are sure not so easy with this much irritations under ur palm and fingers. so good gloves are needed to handle this beauty :D

Id like to see it in the scabbard.
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peterku Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
yea you are right it could be slippery in real world. therefore I used to add in description word "fantasy";) when I do something crazy in my concepts
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scottieboy2020 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear god this makes me love Katanas even more.
I WANT ONEEEEEEEE XD
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