So you thought that all you would see post about on here is warhammer 40K....... FOOLED YOU!!! Yes I do other costuming then just warhammer 40K and here is my first posting about some Klingon costuming we do.... yes this post is a little costly and a little short, but was a very easy project to do
I recently purchased one of the live steel Daqtagh (klingon honor blade) at Dragon*Con (for a steal at $30.00). I have always loved the live steel version but the whole "crown of thorns" on the end has always bothered me, so with new Dremel in hand I decided to fix that problem here is the original:
After a little experimenting finding the right blades to cut with ( damn my mate for buying me the 80 piece set with it.) I finally got that top off the dagger, I took one of the sanding attachments and sanded down all the edges and also rounded off the edges:
So after wasting one scull by trying to fit it around the top I decided to just to drill a hole in the bottom and keep test fitting it till I got a tight fit.
I finally got the tight fit and decided to fill the skull with Gorilla glue (careful with this stuff cause it will expand 3-4X the amount you add). The next day after cleaning up a lil bit of overflow from the glue expanding I added more gorilla glue and attached the skull to the Knife. After everything set I decided to add a little more details to the knife and wrapped the handle with some leather straps I had laying around the house:
So know that I have gave my Dagger a little more personal character I have to go see about getting that ugly phoenix design off the sheath or get a new one. If you haven't figured out yet I like to give my Klingon stuff a different look then normal Klingon gear. Total cost of this modification was $40.00 ($30.00 for the dagger, $5.00 for the paint, $1.00 pack of skulls, and $4.00 roll of leather strap) Since you guys are such good people people I'll even give you a sneak peak at my Dollar store gauntlets I'm working on (SHHHHHHH don't tell anyone) :
Also I will be posting up in the next day a guest article written by a friend from another forum about some costuming tips, So be prepared.......