Zheng3 Battle Axe Hairsticks

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Zheng3 Battle Axe Hairsticks by zheng3 Jul 16, 2012


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No lady should walk the woods unprepared for conflict.

The Thingiverse version will last you through a quick jaunt to the Renaissance Faire, but if you really want to wow the wenches or bring the jarls to the yard you'll want a bronze or gold set from Shapeways: http://bit.ly/NafZaL

They're more elegant and durable than their ABS-printed counterparts.


Just print and coif, though it wouldn't hurt to brush the shafts with sandpaper before milady puts these in her hair.

Flagrant stagecraft alert: The lovely and talented Mrs. Zheng3 is modeling an earlier prototype, coated in gold leaf. The version you'll download is slightly thinner with a more effective taper.

You can get an inexpensive (imitation) gold leaf kit off Amazon for a few bucks: http://amzn.to/PMiSil

Here's a video tutorial on four ways to use hairsticks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YTFcq3N2v0&feature=related

There are two STLs in the zip. The sprue version is for people having trouble with a long, skinny print: it adds a little surface area to keep the end of the stick from curling. Just trim it off with your preferred blade and sand the burrs.

Print at high infill. See a lovely failure of this print at http://www.zheng3.com/2012/07/16/gossamer-failure/

Check for updates at http://www.zheng3.com, or http://www.twitter.com/Zheng3_Jim

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great design, printed one for a friend of mine. though a recurring problem i had was the point between the blades consistently kept pulling up. just recommend to anyone printing to lay down some bedding.