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  1. Fettenstein01's Avatar
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    Oct 21, 2008, 8:33 PM - Shin tool blade #1

    Hi, does anyone have a detailed shot of how the actual survival blade's edge should look?

    thanks.
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    Oct 21, 2008, 9:03 PM - Re: Shin tool blade #2

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    Oct 22, 2008, 9:29 AM - Re: Shin tool blade #3

    Thanks for the link Asok. Unfortunately I already have that reference photo. I'm starting to assume there isn't a lot of info on this topic... considering most of the blade is covered by a pocket anyway.

    However I thought it might be better to do a quick drawing and ask a few questions.

    1. For the blade's edge does the bevel go all the way around (e.g. option A) or does it stop just past the tip on the right hand side (e.g. option B)?

    2. How should the top profile of the knife look? Should it be squared off in option A or rounded as it's seen in option B?

    And finally...

    3. Am I just being anal-retentive about this?
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    Oct 22, 2008, 9:35 AM - Re: Shin tool blade #4

    Well, I can answer question 3 for you...




    Good luck!
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    Oct 22, 2008, 9:50 AM - Re: Shin tool blade #5

    I think that what asok's point is if I read the material right, is that the 'knife' blade is not necessarily a blade.

    The reference of a blade, is actually another interpretation of the blade, dont by don post studios. The actual part, is not long enough to have a blade, and theres no proof/reference that they 'created' the blade for it.

    Some costumers create a blade out of it, to 'idealize' its use, but theres no data that shows that the blade is any mor ethan the top of the stirrer cut off. Therefore negating the though of 'how the blades bevelled'.

    So technically, to be cannon, in most of the experts eyes, just the 'handle with 4 holes' with the 'rim flashing' ground down to be more like a knife butt is all that is necessary. As long as you cut it the right height so that the appropriate amount sticks out of your shin tool pocket.

    I hope that helps.
    Mason

    Therefore this is believed the 'likely' way the blade looks.
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    Oct 22, 2008, 10:27 AM - Re: Shin tool blade #6

    Hi Stormrider, you read the material right and I hear what you're saying... I also hear what Batninja's saying.

    I know that the part in question is most likely a dark room stir stick. With that being said I saw the "knife" option in the "Star Wars visual dictionary". I figured there were a few option... considering there are different versions to the rest of the shin tools. I personally prefer the look of the knife blade over the stir stick. I'm just looking for opinions on how the knife blade should/would've been beveled. It's not clear in the book's microscopic photo.

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    Oct 22, 2008, 10:56 AM - Re: Shin tool blade #7

    Heh heh, not to "whiz in anyone's cornflakes" or anything, but personally. I'm going with the cut off stirring stick! I'm not wasting time trying to re-create "functional" shin tools, because as stated, the "real" ones probably were not. I also feel the SWVD tools are all in all kind of dumb looking! I don't think there would be much "survival" with that dopey, dullest ever looking butterknife!! OK rant done! Seriously though, maybe long after I'm done, and I'm bored (read: never) I'll go back and make "complete" shin tools, but its low on the list for me. Guess that didn;t add anything constructive to this thread... :O So let me finish by saying, since none of them are "right" make them how YOU like them best!
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    Oct 22, 2008, 11:14 AM - Re: Shin tool blade #8

    Well, than id take into account that a 'flat back edge' would cause a wound that blead a lot more. A blade that is sharp on both sides, creates a would that shuts. A square side, makes a wound that stretches and tears open. so if you really want a nasty weapon, square on one side
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    Oct 22, 2008, 11:27 AM - Re: Shin tool blade #9

    Shinobi_Fett said: View Post
    Heh heh, not to "whiz in anyone's cornflakes" or anything, but personally. I'm going with the cut off stirring stick! I'm not wasting time trying to re-create "functional" shin tools, because as stated, the "real" ones probably were not.
    Exactly the way I feel. I have never, never been asked to 'show off' my shin tools in person. As a matter of fact, I use a few pieces of inside-out duct tape wrapped around the tools to secure them in the pockets. (I lost a couple tools years ago while doing some Fett-freestyle-boogie-down dancing at a Halloween party.)

    Kudos for those replicating the Visual Dictionary versions, though. Those versions are just not what was worn in the films.
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    Oct 22, 2008, 12:13 PM - Re: Shin tool blade #10

    If it helps, I made mine with the beveled edge just to the tip, with the other edge squared. I just went with what I thought looked good.
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    Oct 22, 2008, 12:33 PM - Re: Shin tool blade #11

    Shinobi_Fett said: View Post
    Heh heh, not to "whiz in anyone's cornflakes" or anything, but personally. I'm going with the cut off stirring stick! I'm not wasting time trying to re-create "functional" shin tools, because as stated, the "real" ones probably were not. I also feel the SWVD tools are all in all kind of dumb looking!
    I agree with the above statements... but without the use of urine or cereals!
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    Oct 22, 2008, 1:05 PM - Re: Shin tool blade #12

    batninja said: View Post
    Exactly the way I feel. I have never, never been asked to 'show off' my shin tools in person. As a matter of fact, I use a few pieces of inside-out duct tape wrapped around the tools to secure them in the pockets. (I lost a couple tools years ago while doing some Fett-freestyle-boogie-down dancing at a Halloween party.)
    Good to know I'm not the only Fett out there with duct tape on his shin tools.
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    Oct 22, 2008, 5:45 PM - Re: Shin tool blade #13

    batninja said: View Post
    Exactly the way I feel. I have never, never been asked to 'show off' my shin tools in person. As a matter of fact, I use a few pieces of inside-out duct tape wrapped around the tools to secure them in the pockets. (I lost a couple tools years ago while doing some Fett-freestyle-boogie-down dancing at a Halloween party.)

    Kudos for those replicating the Visual Dictionary versions, though. Those versions are just not what was worn in the films.

    I removed my shin pockets, stiched some velcro on the inside of the pocket, reattached tot he jump suit... than put sticky back velcro on the back of the shin tool... works like a charm and I can still remove them without any hassel.
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    Nov 4, 2008, 2:30 PM - Re: Shin tool blade #14

    I worked on these a few weeks ago. Just got around to posting some photos.
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