Hey guys and gals and Superman fans of all ages.
I thought I would run this idea past the best group of Superman fans on the planet (or at least the sanest), and see if anyone had some cool ideas on this.
I have been wanting to make a crystal dagger for YEARS. Not specifically for Superman related stuff, but because I read about it in a book when I was a kid and thought it would be the coolest shiniest thing ever.
Now, I have access to a crystal factory, and a somewhat unlimited imagination, and a severe lack of good taste, so I can make this project happen
My question to you guys is this... what would you (realistically) expect it to look like?
My take on the idea was sort of a Returns based crystal, maybe 1" thick for the handle, maybe a little more squared off, and a randomly faceted bottom. Make the handle about 5" long (giant man hands here) and then the handguard can be a little wider area above that, still randomly faceted. After the handguard, the crystal starts to flatten out, then narrow out, and eventually ends up at a point, total length being around 10-12". It still has random facets down it, and small "ridges" where it isn't a smooth flat design.
The upside is if this is thick enough, it will be INSANELY fragile but one hell of a display piece. The downside is HOLY CHRIST this will be insanely fragile and look damned good on the shelf. Probably expensive too , but hey, it doesn't cost money to talk about it!
I can't draw worth half a crap, so I can't really doodle out my ideas and show them off, but I know some of you can draw and have ideas, and I invite you to share them with me.
This isn't an interest thread, because I really can't think of anyone but myself who would want this, but more of a "hey, share a cool idea/description". Chances are I am only going to do this one time, and I want to make it count.
So... anyone have a good idea they want to toss up?
The only thing I want to avoid is really using a material other than crystal unless there is a spectacularly awesome reason for doing so. I don't want to replicate smallville's dagger because it's been made, and I want something more tacky and cool looking, plus I didn't like the metal blade idea. (Besides, rob already makes em and they kick ass)
Share em if ya gots em!