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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Bracer-Blade by Enbahan Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Bracer-Blade by Enbahan
EDIT - [link]
there is a template of the design I used for the blade... more or less


Ever just get bored and make something cause you thought it was cool and to see if you could? Well that's how this came about. I don't cosplay or anything but I do love making things. This was actually made a fair while ago ("finished" around Halloween time) I just now got around to taking pictures. Not the best pictures though. ;P




For those a bit curious on the how it was done, I'll try to explain a bit. Obviously I started by gathering reference pics and making a template. (It's a very rough template, but I may upload in scraps. The main material of the bracer portion is made from plain old craft foam you can buy in sheets at any craft store. The foam is surprisingly more robust than you would think, and I have worn it for hours with no trouble.

The eagle and designs were cut out of the same foam and glued on. Originally I used hot glue, which holds reasonably well, but I found super glue works wonders.

The whole thing was then painted with several coats of black acrylic paint, which was watered down slightly. Then the design was covered in several layers of a metallic silver. I went with the black and silver as opposed to all silver as I though it looked more striking and more similar to in game.

The straps are just some cheap leather dog collars glued to the back of the bracer and then secured with another sheet of foam. They were a bit too long and had to be trimed down to the size of may arm with some allowance for changing size if need be.

The blade is something I had been tinkering around with far longer and it is kinda what inspired everything. It extends/retracts via gravity. It was too complicated at this time to figure out a method to extend/retract it. It took a while to figure out what to make it out of, but I ended up using the slats from a plastic blind. They were thin enough and strong enough to allow for the sliding mechanism.

The blade is in three segments, the blade itself, a middle segment, and the outer casing thing. This basically means it's a blade in a box in a box. The boxes are kept from sliding out of each other by little stops, kind of like you would find in furniture drawers. I have seen blades made from drawer slides, I may have to try that one sometime.

The blade is not really secured to the bracer and has no straps of it's own. It stays in place mainly by friction (which is something I mean to change eventually) The paint on it is very rough, and really just to give an idea of how it looks. I may go back and spruce it up later.



That's about it. Feel free to ask questions and what not.
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
this is a new way of making the bracer.
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Enbahan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
New eh? 
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Well...from my point of view. and I've only seen two ways: Metal or clay.
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:iconenbahan:
Enbahan Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
I've seen leather ones too. Leather is not something I am familiar working with though. 
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tobi2500 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how it lock?
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:iconenbahan:
Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
It kinda stays in place by friction. I imagine you could use little magnets as a lock device.
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ty32ty Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
so im making my hidden blade out of a drawer slide and i want to be able to do the same effect you have here with your blade design.... a way you can contact me and we can chat more about this creation is via facebook.com/DreamingYuna
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:iconenbahan:
Enbahan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I'm not really on Facebook. However feel free to note me anytime. ;)
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:iconty32ty:
ty32ty Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
oh okies
i hardly ever get on here though
so yea
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:iconenbahan:
Enbahan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Or if you have another method of contact besides Facebook that would work better?
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ty32ty Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
my email...
crusadecosplay@yahoo.com
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AlterAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is amazing :D I wish i had the time to do something like this, I envy your skill, I hope to see more of this awesomeness! :)
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:iconenbahan:
Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Really? Thanks! It was something new for me, but lots of fun. I learned a few tricks.
Now what to make next...? :)
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AlterAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hmmmmm..... maybe ....... Hm :\ umm...... maybe the costume perhaps, ezios or altys, Ive made one before (ezios), but it's kinda a work in progress :P
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Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I've entertained the notion of attempting to make a full costume, or most of one. I'd have to re-learn how to sew/get sewing machine again... hmmm...

you have pics of yours by chance?
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AlterAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sadly not yet, I cant find the charger for my damn camera. >:I I have been trying to get it on here for a while now. and failed, misserably, to think about it I THINK I MIGHT NOW WHERE IT IS :D brb -several minutes later- I FOUND IT :DDDDD it was locked in my cupboard with all my other stuff :P, you will see pictures of it in the next 24 hours :) (need to let it charge up :I)
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:iconenbahan:
Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Ah, the good ole missing camera battery. I've had that happen once or twice before. I'll be most curious to see these pics. ;P
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AlterAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
X] lol, i'll post a couple pic pretty soon, its just that my battery take HOURS charge -_-
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bender7889 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Its better than those damn pinky pull ones >.> Way better. And Its also a very nice design :)
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:iconenbahan:
Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Yeah most of the blades I've seen have been way to clunky looking. I'll take more accurate looking. Thanks!
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bender7889 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Anytime! I wish I could make one.
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:iconsalvada:
Salvada Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I... WANT... IT... O.O
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:iconenbahan:
Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Thanks! I have been tempted to make more...
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Salvada Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sell? :XD: This is the best hidden blade I have ever seen!
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:iconzenoxen:
Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!!! How did you do the blade and the mechanism? I've looked for dozins of tutorials and nothing allows the built of such a sleek and accurate blade!
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Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
[link]
And there is a diagram.
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:iconzenoxen:
Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

Already posted one question or two.
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:iconenbahan:
Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Apparently I need to get me a diagram of it on here. I tried explaining it to and earlier commenter... but my explanations leave much to be desired.

Thanks though!
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Vomle Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow... That's awesome:D
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:iconenbahan:
Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Yay thanks!
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Syn-the-Guardian Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
The main question I have is: "how do the blades work"? I know how they should work, but I am not sure how you created them.
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Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
[link]

Maybe that works better. ;)
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Enbahan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Well as I said it's a blade in a box in a slightly larger box. At the open end of the largest box there is a small stop in the middle of the top, just a little rectangular piece of plastic. The middle box has a goove running down the top of it that the stop can slide through and hold it in place when it extends. The blade is a blade with a raised rectangular portion on the end that hit small plastic stops on the top of the middle portion so it doesn't fly apart.

Yeah, it's confusing. I may have to dig out my diagrams and post them. I'm horrible at explaining it.
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