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The X-blade from Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. Made on commission for :icontheshadowcircuit: 

It took roughly a month to make. Solid poplar with an mdf filigree. 75 1/4 inch long and weighs 15 pounds.

Here's the tutorial: quitefranklybuilds.blogspot.co…

Sorry for the repost, but I found a large tarp for a background and thought it would be better than cardboard. Plus the lighting is a bit better.
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Amazing.. beautifullly detailed and amazing..

the Grill from the center has a beautiful lighting and with the added of metallic pain has completely brought a realistic blade look.

the handles cooperating with the yellow gold and the silver metallic has a well balance of communication.

the most facinating piece about this is the blade tip itself...
how it reflects both a violet contour mixing with the gold was soo amazing that it almost looked like the real effect from the video game itself.

The handmade charm is very cute and simple. but the idea of using a clay has it's draw back since it sometime can be abit muddy looking.
but overall I know it is the only source of income to make instead of using lazer cut technology.
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There is no doubt in my mind that Kingdom Hearts is the most popular game that Square Enix and Disney have ever made. This replica of the ancient and legendary weapon that predates the famous Keyblade we all know is without question the best I have ever seen. The time and energy poured into making this blade, and the effects that go with it such as the spikes, chains, and the Keychain, are shown in how wonderful said blade turned out to be at the end of the project. The creator of this weapon shoul feel very proud for their acomplishments, and they deserve nothing but the best praise.
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Kaitlynoo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wooden...? It looks so real!!! 😁
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Kaitlynoo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob!
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LashDog Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
vanitas must of been very strong to carry that
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darin1994 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Is it sharp? also is it sturdy enough to last several hard hits against a medium hard item. Can it stand up in a full out blow to blow duel with another wooden keyblade? last question is; how much would it cost for one because i want one yes please!
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is sharp. Probably not if you use the sword part. Same. Around $500. 

It is also pretty top heavy, over 6 ft long. 
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darin1994 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Would it be possible to get the blade part reinforced or made of another material in order to make it more sturdy? If i have to fight another keyblader, i don't want my weapon to break on me :)
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure what you could use to reinforce that. It mainly wouldn't hold up because it's thin. So it would have to be metal unless youre fighting someone with a foam keyblade. Even wood on wood wouldn't be good
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darin1994 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
:O Would metal even be possible? How much would it cost? it would need some serious balancing in the back. maybe have the keyblades made hollow inside to try to move some of the weight towards the back. this is too cool!
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Probably not, at least by me right now. I was just saying it would take it being metal for it not to break
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darin1994 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016
How much would it cost for a unaltered wooden one sans shipping as we will need to talk of that later.
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:iconfinaformsora:
finaformsora Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you mean without paint? $475. But i'm too busy right now to take commissions
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SoraRoxasXXX Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
How much for a Kingdom Key replica? In that same quality, doesnt have to be anything heavy. I'm more for quality rather than material. Whether you use wood or whatever, if your taking commissions please email me at telfortsam@yahoo.com, the name is Sam T. I'm a collector and I have a high budget. Interested in your craftsmanship. I'm here within the U.S. so shipping won't be a pain. Let me know.
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Rshook69 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
That looks awesome
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Rshook69 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016
No problem
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Dcpjan28 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Looking to get a X Blade, Kingdom Key, and a Road to Dawn. Could you hook a brother up?
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sorry, im not able to take commissions right now and im not sure when i will be
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LavalLion121 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
How do you weild this thing?! It looks amazing, but how the heck do you hold it
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You hold it where the two guards merge together, like in the game. It's too heavy to actually carry around, but I made it for collecting purposes
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LavalLion121 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
makes sense, but yeah it seems like it would be awkward to weild.
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talosgundam Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
HOw much would it be for you to make a Master Eraqus's Keyblade!? 
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
around $350
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Idonataur Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
How would one use this? Like, at all? Where do you even hold this thing? As someone who studies swords avidly, this thing bothers me.
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well you hold it by by the middle between the handles, the gold part. I was barely able to keep it up with one arm, not to mention having to use both to lift up to that point. It really only weighs 15 pounds, but it's so top heavy because of the design that it's hard to hold up. Maybe if I were a fisher I could hold it better lol. 

In the games, the character holds it above his head with his arm at a 90 degree angle which would make it a little easier to hold, but in the games keyblades are also somewhat magical and probably made of some ethereal material that's lightweight. I mainly made it as a collector's piece for the buyer to hang on the wall, but if they wanted to train the hell out of their arms to take it to a con it would be impressive.
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Idonataur Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Alright, I guess...? That's still no way to hold a sword-like object if you want to wield it effectively.
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yeah...like I said.... it's from a game, it's top heavy, it IS able to be wielded though it's hard, and it's made to be hung on a wall for showcasing... If you have a problem with the design talk to squeenix.
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Idonataur Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
I wish I could. They don't know how to design weapons AT ALL.
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I mean it's a creative weapon. You could wield most of the keyblades, but the x-blade is supposed to be a legendary weapon, so why would it be easy to carry. A powerful weapon needs a powerful wielder
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Idonataur Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Yes you technically could wield them, but they would be about as effective in combat as a metal girder. They falsely call them swords when they are really somewhere between axes and maces. Edge alignment is nearly impossible because of the hand guard being on both sides, not that there even IS an edge. On top of that, there's a bunch of unnecessary material all over the weapon that just gets in the way.
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what does a name have to do with the weapon besides itself? Have you ever held a keyblade before? You sound like that guy on youtube who tried to say the keyblade wouldn't work. Though it's called a keyblade it's used as a blunt weapon; you don't hit with the spiked side/teeth of the key, you hit with the backside. I have obviously made an held several keyblades and they all feel comfortable to hold and swing around as long as you're strong enough, like with a real club. 

The unnecessary material IS just decoration based on the world it came from, but that doesn't mean it hinders the weapon. It just adds weight which takes us back to the strength of the user. You also have to look at the fighting styles of the character in the game to better understand some of the designs. The kingdom key for example is used by sora and mickey, one uses two hand (or one and a half hand) grip and the other uses mainly one hand. This keyblade is good for either style because it has more space between the handle and the guard. For two-hand grip, you grab the handle from each side of the guard, and for one handed you grab it from outside the guard, leaving it between your forearm and body. It's very comfortable, and with the teeth facing up in the air like they should be to hit someone with the blunt end, it feel very balanced. However for some reason, criticizers think the teeth go down which makes it feel unbalanced and confused.

I've had this debate several times. It's really getting old to explain it to people. Sure they could have used a different name, but why does it matter if it's creative and catchy for a game.  
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judah2x0 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you dont sell these do you?
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HydraKing2020 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Do you think the x-blade will return in Kingdom Hearts 3?
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hmm... In order for it to be forged there would need to be an even force of pure light and pure darkness clashing together. Since Xehanort plans to attack the seven guardians of light with his 13 of darkness, it may be reforged temporarily while they battle and master xehanort and sora will have to fight for control over it. Maybe it will constantly switch between the two of them as it decides who has a stronger heart resulting in either master xehanort's skill winning and opening kingdom hearts, or sora's connections to everyone giving him strength to send kingdom hearts away. If that happens, the x-blade will remain incomplete and possibly harm/destroy xehanort enough to defeat him.
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Omegaman120 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
Well, let's not forget, Ventus was originally used to create the x-blade, before. Since he lies in Sora's heart, could Sora create the x-blade? Sorta like how Zanza lied in the body of Shulk in Xenoblade.
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think that may be why they showed vanitas in kh3d (sorry about the spoiler if you didnt know that). Sora was sleeping and ventus was inside him, so i think there was some connection there.
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Omegaman120 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Maybe Vanitas could be the true antagonist of KH3. Sorta like Zanza for xenoblade, or Ganondorf from twilight princess, like, how Zant was the main focus for one quarter, but by the end, Ganondorf was the mastermind.
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HydraKing2020 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Hmm interesting.
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SocQA Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
That is one damn awesome fantastic work!! How long did it take you to make this? Whoa, could grap it and summon Kingdom Hearts :D
Absolutely fantastic job, thanks for sharing your work with us!
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Surprisingly, it only took a little over a month. It's pretty top heavy though and I was barely able to life it with one hand without looking weird haha
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SocQA Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Well, Keyblade wielders are chosen, so the Keyblades probably are lighter for them :D
You did a damn great job :nod:
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Kiekesuke Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
how hard is that to hold?
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's really top heavy, but i managed to hold it up with one hand above my head for a few seconds
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Kiekesuke Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
I bet the awkward handle doesnt make it any easier, that is a damn good X-Blade though, if I had money to throw around I'd commission you in a heartbeat
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Actually the squareness of the handle makes a sort of ledge for my fingers to grab onto to hold it in the right position.
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ymke1000 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
THIS HAS TO BE REAL! NO WAY!
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha thanks! 
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NanoShifter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY SHIT!!! I think I've fainted. 
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finaformsora Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D (Big Grin) 
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Arvatzc Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
wow that's totally incredible *A* it's just.... perfect :nuu: i'd love to have it in my hands, but i bet is pretty heavy xD but man, excellent job owo
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