2020-03-10 (Tu) Electro Knife for Simulated Combat EleKSCo

I could make metal bars without trouble, but they defeat the purpose of the new knives if they hurt people by being angular metal, so I wanted to protect the corners, even if they were round. On paper, I sketched a design to cover the forward edges of the bars.
Sketch for model

Instead of making the backside square, I made a flat-top cone with a cavity for the rounded bar. Even though I didn't make the end of the bar, a perfect semi-circle, the guard fit neatly, and the plastic came flush with the bar.
First print

The first print was too large for the knife blade, so I shrunk the base of the cone, expanded the hole in the middle so it would fit a hexagon spacer.
Changes for the second Rev

The models printed in less than an hour, and I could test the second iteration without delay. There was a small gap between the blade and guard that I didn't like, but it would protect the user and anyone else in the ring.
Guard at end of the aluminum

GitHub repo for EleKSco.
The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
First time here?
Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6

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