Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fantasy Knives

This pair of knives were props in the movie "Chronicles of Riddick," a sci-fi film with a small but avid following. Their design is vaguely organic; they have no straight edges to speak of, and are essentially long curves with edges.

From a functionality standpoint, they are severely lacking. The bulk of the blade hangs below the hand, which does nothing but shorten the effective reach of the weapon. The ridges in the top of the blade look dangerous, but would merely catch on things and hamper the quick movement necessary in knife fighting.

From a non-functional standpoint, though, these knives are pretty cool. They fit right in with the rest of the sci-fi action, which is all they were REALLY designed for, anyway.

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