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Great Knife - Details by Wraith-Flametail Great Knife - Details by Wraith-Flametail
Image 2 of 2 of my version of The Great Knife, Pyramid Head's decidedly signature weapon in Silent Hill 2.

My remake is designed more like a chef's knife-- that is, the grip is far closer towards the spine of the blade, whereas the orginal Great Knife had a grip almost in line with the edge.

Here is a top-down view of the knife with little details I'd like to show off.

First, in the lower left, is a detail of the guard area, where I used two 1/8" steel plates to thicken the grip and reinforce the tang, god forbid I actually need to hit something with it.

The other two views in the top-right show a teensy bit of the blood I poured on this thing. This thing has opened my skin a lot in being made, too.

For anyone that wants to know, yes, I did do some forging on it to get it to shape.

Once again, 4'6" overall, 30 lbs., steel, sweat, blood.

Image 1 available here: wraith-flametail.deviantart.co…

Wooden mock-up here: wraith-flametail.deviantart.co…

NEW! Great Knife v.2: wraith-flametail.deviantart.co…
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:iconironspark98:
IronSpark98 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
is that real?
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:iconwraith-flametail:
Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's real. :) It says in the description that it's solid steel and weighs 30 lbs.
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:iconironspark98:
IronSpark98 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
well i make a few knives.... but. nun of them have handles

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:iconwraith-flametail:
Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
grips are pretty easy in principle, but deciding on which style to use and what material to make them from can be a little daunting.
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:iconironspark98:
IronSpark98 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
yeah. i know
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:iconhilltophobo:
hilltophobo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
this thing looks like the blade that pyramid head has from silent hill 
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:iconwraith-flametail:
Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. That was the idea. :3
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:iconxilethegunner:
xilethegunner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god... If I had the resources, I would remake this just so that I can make badass poses with it! It would also be a good bit of exercise gear, since I imagine you would be exhausted after swinging this only like, 5 times. One things for sure, you don't have to be a silent hill fan to appreciate this!
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Forcesword12 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
wait, did you ACTUALLY do teh blood with blood from your arm via needle? O.O
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:iconwraith-flametail:
Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Easily. The same way you would if you were to donate blood, except with a syringe rather than an IV tube. Insert a hypodermic needle directly into an easily accessible vein and give the plunger a pull.

Repeat as necessary.
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:iconforcesword12:
Forcesword12 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
grazie. (thank you)
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:icondrdaffodil:
DrDaffodil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
uhhh.. where'd you get the blood then?
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:iconwraith-flametail:
Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
From my arm. With a needle.
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:icondrdaffodil:
DrDaffodil Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh. Thought you like.. hit a dog and... took the body. Nevermind..... :iconwhistleplz:
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Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No, about all the blood on the blade is mine.

I have an actual apron that has blood splattered all over it. Half of the messier smears and spatter patterns aren't even mine. I used the arterial spray from the flailing body of a chicken I'd personally slaughtered to make soup with.

The fresh blood was tasty.

So was the soup.
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DrDaffodil Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:3
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major-azrael99 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i love it, i also want to make one, but more like the one of the video game, with the wooden handle.
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Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I probably would've used wood, myself, if I was able to find a source where I could cut scales from a nice, high-quality heart, but there were some limitations to my resources at the time I made it, so I settled for a wire wrap.
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VermillionFenrir Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome detail! I cant believe someone actually can make it taht perfectly! Perfect good job I say :iconclapplz:
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Spaz-Twitch11-15-10 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
You did very well on this. :D
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:iconwraith-flametail:
Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Feedback's always welcome. ^_^
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Spaz-Twitch11-15-10 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
You're welcome. =]

Indeed. =P
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:icontvdemon:
Tvdemon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I think my madness comming back. Right now.
I love knives.
This is a wonderful. Really cool
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:iconwraith-flametail:
Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha ha ha... let's cue up the air raid siren and let's go mad together!
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:icontvdemon:
Tvdemon Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
haha!! XD
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:iconsukuruchan:
sukuruchan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
awesome want one NOW
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:icondeimos-the-god:
DEIMOS-THE-GOD Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I want one! it'd be awesome if it was funstional.
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:iconihaveaknifeinmychest:
All you need now is a realistic pyramid and a large brown torn up stained cloth, and you have a winning pyramid head.
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:iconwraith-flametail:
Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, I'm trying to come up with a way to make a helmet like the one from the movie, but between a lack of money and workshop, it's hard to even prototype the helmet.
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:iconhembrygd:
Hembrygd Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Very nice design!
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:iconjee-youn-lim:
Jee-Youn-Lim Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:')
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There was a HOLE here; it's gone now.
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:iconlord-gale-119:
Lord-Gale-119 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student General Artist
You know, this will come in REAL handy when the zombies arise. It'd be perfect for protecting an encampment......O_O Anyway, I bow to you, for you are epic incarnate. *bows*
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:icon114th-wolf:
114th-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Nice. It reminds me of some sort of wastelander's knife.
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:iconmadbird-valiant:
Madbird-Valiant Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Fantastic work. Looks both refined enough and yet -"primal" isn't the word I'm looking for but it'll do- primal enough to be dragged along behind our favourite geometry-clad character. :P Amazing work.

UTILITARIAN that's what I was thinking of.
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Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I wanted to get across that it was made to be effective by hands that demanded that it worked. That's why the design is almost purely no-bullshit/nothing fancy, but that doesn't mean it can't look good, too. :) Thanks so much for your feedback!
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Madbird-Valiant Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
xD No problem, mate. Good work.
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:iconjackoman:
Jackoman Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Faved... :D
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epicryebread Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Awesomeness x 7. Theres not alot of great knives around and that, that is a great knife.
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FeiFongWong Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Way too cool, faved!
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Sanitaw Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Wellll, seeing this has inspired me to make one of these. i do need a new machete, and i could probably swing 30 lbs without too much trouble, and i also used my machete as an axe anyways... only problem i have here is actually getting the steel... (by the way, I really like how you used wire for the handle. it really looks good, and matches the rest of the blade.)
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:iconfrederickbeaudoin:
frederickbeaudoin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
This is just excellant, awesome work!

An armor i'm currently making stands at 30 pounds right now and the sleeves aren't done yet.
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:iconwraith-flametail:
Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a ton!

That armor sounds awesome! Be sure to let me know when it's done!
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:iconfrederickbeaudoin:
frederickbeaudoin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
It could be a very long time, but I will come through with this, you can take my word for it!
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CaptainMaverickZero Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
My God, that blade is gorgeous. I don't mean just by being Pyramid Head's blade(That itself is awesome, too), but because of the way it's made and all. How long is it, exactly?
I love weapons, and I've always wanted to make them, and considered all sorts, but I'd never realized that someone could manage to make a Great Knife. Atleast, not /so/ well. (This looks well done to me, particularly with the weight you mentioned.)
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Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is only four and a half feet long, comparable to the game version of the great knife.

I don't imagine Pyramid Head having nearly as much trouble as I did holding a 30-pound piece of steel on shop equipment.

...assuming PH used shop equipment.
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CaptainMaverickZero Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
That blade's almost as long as I am tall...xDBut yeah, I see.. that's awesome.

Haha yeah... ..Well... I guess.. if he had to take a picture ofi t, that's the way he'd do it!...Maybe?xD

Just thinking of holding that blade makes my back ache, though. With the weight of it and all.xD

But, as I said before, the blade is gorgeous, and so bloody awesome.^^ -Nods- (Maybe I'm rambling now... probably need to stop.xD)
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KageMeishin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
this is awesome. One of the best made knives I've ever seen!
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My-Plastic-Existence Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
This is amazing.... So amazing that I have to ask for advise....
See, I was going to make my own and hum, I don't htink I can do it with metal.... How heavy is it?
Do you think it could be made from a hardboard, and how?
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Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose it would depend on how thick the hardboard is. It would have to be at least a 3/4-inch thick slab, or else that sort of loosely compressed wood material will just disintegrate under its own weight, which is considerable in proportion to its strength and size.

I did make a fake great knife out of a solid pine plank. You can see it here: [link]

The mock-up was made from the wood used in the older-style barricades, like these: [link]

They normally measure about 6-8 feet in length, about 7 inches across, and 1.5" thick, and are made of solid pine. I won't tell you to steal one and carve it out, but I can't stop you, either, now, can I? ;)

To cut it out to shape, just sketch it out directly on the plank, finalize it with a marker, and then you can use whatever you want to carve it out. for necessary curves such as the ones at the point where the grip meets the blade, a round file is your best friend. If you want to grind an actual blade edge onto it, use a belt sander and smooth, consistent speed and pressure, and take your time doing multiple passes to make sure you grind it down evenly.

You also have to be sure to leave a half inch of "edge" and round out all edges with sandpaper, or else you'll find the light and soft pine denting heavily if you should bump something.

This knife here is about 30 pounds and almost completely unusable except MAYBE by someone of exceptional strength.
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My-Plastic-Existence Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Oh awesome, thank you for the reaply and sorry for my late reply... .I was a bit too busy to read -.-

Hehe I don't know where could I find it to 'steal' it, therefore I'd have to buy....

It really helps a lot, I haven't started mines yet, but I'm full of hope that I will.... And also I completed SH:Homecoming over the weekend and noticed that the Knife shape changed again! and I meay do this one.

Wish me luck, I hope I'll not need any more adivise.


Thanks :salute:
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