The 'Butterfly Knife Comb' is designed to represent a knife used in the popular CS:GO video game. This was designed at the request of a Thingiverse member. They look great, functions as a comb surprisingly well but aren't that realistic that they could be confused for the real thing (...which could cause issues!).
This is a one piece print. The handles do not move / fold around the blade. This could have been done but, in the interests of ensuring it's not seen as being the real thing, has been kept simple and solid. This also means it is an easy print for anyone with a machine with a large enough build plate (...if your machine is borderline for printing this at full size try putting it on the build plate diagonally and possibly scaling it down a fraction)
This is an easy print that doesn't use much filament. At standard scale the knife is 20cm in length. It should be able to be scaled or down 20 - 30% with no print issues however going too far in either direction may result is functional problems such as the prongs being too thin / weak of too thick to comb well. If you are scaling it, as a suggestion, scale only X and Y (not Z) by the same amounts. This will resize it and retain the shape but leave the prongs the same height.
The (CS:GO) Butterfly Knife Comb is a fun, novelty print for your own use as well as making a great gift for gamers. Print in your / their favourite color. Please post images of your prints for other members to see...
Using a raft is recommended for ease of removal from the build plate as well as ensuring the prongs aren't damaged during the process.
Please refer to the images and print settings / instructions for additional information.
Note: If you like this check out the rest of my fun and practical designs.
PLA / 2 Shells / 25% infill or more to make sure the prongs are strong
Easy print... using a raft is recommended for ease of removal from the build plate plus also to help ensure the prongs are not damaged in the process.
Using higher than usual infill is recommended (25% or more) to make sure the prongs are strong so it functions as a comb well.
Just remove the raft and comb your hair!