Ao no Exorcist - Koumaken: Kurikara

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The sword Kurikara from the anime/manga series Ao no Exorcist. This was a rush commission for a friend of a friend for their Rin Okumura cosplay. I was also supposed to make Renzo Shima’s staff as well, but…THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMMISSION TWO THING TWO WEEKS BEFORE A CON. :L
This was actually supposed to have a sheath as well, but again…time constraints.

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Close up of the handle. I was extremely pleased at how the paint-job on this came out. Very clean, very smooth. Also, I was proud of how the tsuka-maki wrapping came out as well, that end knot is one of my best. C:

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All of my katana’s can disassemble. For authenticity and in case any piece should break, I can just replace that part instead of remaking the entire thing.

The Kurikara was made mainly of poplar wood for the blade, hilt, hand guard, and habaki. Styrene plastic was heat-formed around the hilt to make the fuchi, just a technique I wanted to try out. And bias tap was used for the handle wrapping and the tassel. A store bought bead was used in the tassel as well. All painted with acrylic paints with a clear coat on top.

Signing out,

     Solvash

blind-date pairing 38: noa sakigami x koumaken okumura.
location: royal caribbean cruise for a day.

[welcome, welcome and come aboard to the royal caribbean cruise line. the name’s jack and i’ll be your captain for the duration of your stay here. we offer unlimited choices of entertainment for you to choose from. don’t be so hesitant and just ease up! from swimming to eating in our very own all you can eat buffet down by the second floor to hell, this one is my favorite, stopping by at the bar on the third floor to grab a drink. hey, you never know when you need to freshen up with a shot of whiskey. anyways, here’s the list of things you need to do here. it’s fairly simple, so don’t be too sad. reenact the titanic scene where jack holds rose from behind at the front of the ship. there is so much to do on a cruise. why don’t you two go and explore around? afterwards, when night falls, go to a prohibited area of the deck and watch the stars. that’s all to it. i hope you enjoy the cruise, you lovebirds.]

summary of date requirements: eat at the buffet, stop at the bar and grab a drank. reenact the titanic scene. explore the ship, find a prohibited area and watch the stars. don’t forget to kiss.

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