So, we need a hero, an elf type guy that lives near the sea. He uses a long knife. Go.
So, I began with an aluminum bar. I drew out the design on blue tape so I could see the marks.
I used a dremel tool to engrave the design.
Use your safety goggles boys and girls, there will be a lot of fine metal dust.
I used a circular engraving bit. They sell them right beside the dremel tools in the hardware store.
I carved/engraved right through the tape. Once I was done, I peeled off the tape, and did any touch ups. I cut the blade shape out with a jigsaw and a metal blade.
There is a close up view of the engraving.
I spray painted the blade black, then sanded it off, leaving the engraved part black.
I glued two pieces of wood onto the handle, and did a ton of sanding. Once it was completed, I applied an oil finish to the wood.
There is the finished project. Let me see if I can find a photo that shows off the engraving better.
Let’s tell the project manager something like “the wave design represents to the Elf the homeland where he grew up, and the ocean will always be a part of his soul, and the waves on the blade will remind him to always remember home and the fellow elves that were lost when the Kraken came ashore”.
Go ahead, make a scary long blade, make a mess, have some fun.