Butterfly Knife Comb

by muzz64, published

Butterfly Knife Comb by muzz64 Mar 24, 2017


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.

Print Settings

Printer Brand:








Standard / 0.20mm


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!

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nao consegui abrir a minha faca

Conforme mostrado nas imagens para este projeto, não é uma faca funcional / móvel. É um pente ... para se divertir. Isto foi projetado a pedido de um membro do Thingiverse.

Should be titled 'Butterfly Knife' comb, seeing as it isn't actually a butterfly knife.

Sorry but I don't understand your comment. .. it clearly says "comb" in the Thing name and main image

Please cut your fingernails!

does the handle split and rotate like the real butterfly knife?

No... as noted in the overview this is just a 'look alike' knife and fun comb... it was never intended to function like a real butterfly knife.... just a comb (at the request of a member).

what you said really made sense about how the blade would have to be printed

so i found the post of yours:
I had a look at this and there are a lot of shapes.... the challenge is the blade is never anywhere near as thick as the handle so, when lying on its side the blade would be in thin air so need quite a lot of support to build it in one piece. On that basis you would be better printing it cut in half then gluing it together... but that is not ideal either for a great result.... one piece would be better.

The most practical thing to do would just be make it the shape but not with the thicker handle. It would be a few mm thick all the way along... not exactly the same but the idea would be there. Not sure if that would fit the requirement but is it the best way to do something like this... just a flat model resembling the shape.

thank you for making this. I asked you awhile back to make just a come blade for another designers print you said it was too much of an angle on the curve of the blade. thank you for finding a solution to it. I will defiantly print this. it looks amazing in the pictures. you are a great designer

Thanks for getting back to me about this... I tried finding your message but didn't as I simply get too many these days.

I do have a list of ideas for the future and it was added because of your request. Hopefully it is as good as you had hoped.

All the best.

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so it just looks like a butterfly knife?

Not at all... just a fun / novel comb.

Correct... just for the look