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Izaya's Knife by ArchonicZen Izaya's Knife by ArchonicZen
Prop for GF's other costume, Izaya, from Durarara. the general shape and folding mechanism is based on a random knife I had that was like it. However, I had to add in a few extra curves and a hole in the blade. I then used the original hand grip from the base knife.

The blade itself is made of plastic and painted to look metallic so that it is convention safe.
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ShyKri Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for finding my knife *takes*
DurararaKing Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best I have seen so far!
KahoriSaeko Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Got any suggestions on where i could buy a Izaya jacket? That's good quality? And not crappy looking?
KahoriSaeko Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Mother of God(: this is amazing <33 I love it! It's perfect!! <3 I wish I could make things like this D:
NekoIzaya Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Artist
Cool! it's awesome!
Can you teach me how to make it?
KaizenCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Very nice ^^
MrWTFtoYou Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Wow this is so cool I wish I could make something like this. -is not really good at making stuff.-
Chi-Likes-Tea Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
family4ever1993 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
hi i have a question :D i'm cosplaying as izaya for my convention and that's a fake knife right? u made it? i was wondering how :)
ArchonicZen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Yup, fake and con legal.

1st, I found an existing Real knife and traced out the shapes. (blade and handle) You might want to size down the handle a bit to leave room for it to fit inside the grip. If the knife doesn't have a hole in the blade, just add one lol.

2nd, I traced those shapes on to some thin but sturdy plastic. (Obtained from a plastic storage box)
-2 identical pieces for the blade, glued together.
-2 identical pieced for the handle, one on ether side of the blade.

3rd, I drilled a hole in the plastic blade and both handle pieces and riveted them together. That makes the folding mechanism.

4th, I used metallic gray spray paint on the blade, followed by a good layer of spray gloss.

5th, I used the original knifes rubber handle, but you could just glue a few layers of funfoam (craft foam), and paint on a few coats of plasti-dip (available at Lows and on the internet) and your done!

Hope that helps!

Feel free to ask away if you have any more questions. =]
ILoveGunsXD Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
You do know that Izaya uses a Spyderco Centofante 4, right?
If you can part with 50-60 usd you can buy the real thing! :)
ArchonicZen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
lol never knew. ^^;

That would be a fun purchase sometime, thanks! =D

(not convention legal, but fun none the less!)
rysor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Actually it's a Centofante 3, I think. Their great knives, but they won't let you even take pocket knives into cons, which sucks.
Ichigogrimmjowfan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
ryouism Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
fuck perfect *-*
ArchonicZen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
thanks ^^
MixedMayhemPro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Artist
thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou soooooooooooo much!!!!!!!! ive been looking EVERYWHERE for good ideas for izayas knife. (hes one of my cosplays for anime boston) i have a real one like his, but obviously cuz its real i cant bring it:(
thank you for posting this!!!!!!!
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