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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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:iconproffartburger:
ProfFartBurger Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Man, I wish I could have one of these for myself. 
I cannot get over the badassery that is Pyramid Head's Great Knife. 
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ArmageddonFabric Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
this is GORGEOUS!!! Wish i had something like this for one of my photo shoots.
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:iconwraith-flametail:
Wraith-Flametail Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, this one wouldn't be particularly good for photo shoots, since it weighs 30 lbs., lol. There are wooden mock-ups that can be made that weigh closer to like 8lbs and much friendlier to handle. With the right painting, it can be made to look as real as fuck. Check out the description for this image for links to two of these prop versions! :3
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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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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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Forcesword12 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
grazie. (thank you)
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DrDaffodil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General 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 General 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 General 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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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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Tvdemon Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
haha!! XD
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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