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Steampunk Chain Sword by WurdBendur Steampunk Chain Sword by WurdBendur
This is my last-minute submission to ~weaponry-guild's Future and Fantasy contest.

I looked around and found that chain swords (combination chain saw and sword) have been done a few times before, so it's not really an original idea. But has anybody done a steampunk version? I was originally going to do this as a photomanip (and I still might!) with the back end of a weed whacker driving it. That was before I settled on steampunk.

So what you've got here is a small steam turbine on the back. This turns a drive shaft, which runs through the hollow handle. Gears in the front of the hilt (you can see one sticking out) change the direction of the rotation in order to drive the chain. At the end, you can see that the chain goes inside the blade, and the end extends forward into a point for better stabbing. I figured it would slip or grab on and run away if you stabbed with the chain. I mean, have you ever tried to poke a tree with a chainsaw? No? Maybe there's a good reason for that.
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Evilzoroark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Writer
It would have to be more rounded at the tip, but other than that it looks awesome!
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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
The idea is that the end is rounded, and the side plates extend beyond the chain at the end to form a functional point. It's explained in the description. That said, this is just a crude design that I sketched hastily.
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Evilzoroark Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, sorry. I didn't mean to to insult it.
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Indystar-reloaded Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I'd imagine the sword would be hard to control with the running engine and all but it's cool idea.
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WurdBendur Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Indeed, the gyroscopic action of the turbine and other rotating parts would probably cause it to flip out of your hand when you swing it.
But it's still fun to imagine someone with a death grip on the handle chopping crudely with it.
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