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Make a Kris Dagger (Flame Blade)

This is a fun and easy project that you can make either with foam board or cardboard. And I give you the template.

The template even has variations so you can make any one of four styles.

(The template is right here pdf)


Flame blade kris dagger


About the Kris Dagger:

It is a knife that comes out of Java and Indonesia. And it is reputed to have special and mystical powers. I am not sure about that but they do have quite a unique look. Here is an example of a steel one available on amazon.

The Moro Kris Fighting Knife -


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Tools and Materials

  • The template
  • 1 sheet of foamboard or a piece of cardboard
  • x-acto knife or sharp hobby knife to cut with
  • Some kind of glue that is good for paper, White glue is great. Or a hot glue gun
  • Paints, To whatever color you like. I used silver, gold, black and red
  • A pencil
  • Scissors

Let's Make it

Print up the template. This is an easy project and the template is only a single page. And on it there are two blades and two handles. You can mix and match these. Choose a handle you like and a blade that you like. Then cut them out.

The template

There is also a guard piece on the template. Cut that piece out too.

Cut out the guard

Then place your selected handle and blade like this and tape them together.

Tape the two pieces together


Place those pieces on foam board or cardboard and trace two of each. That is two of the complete knife template and two of the guard template.

Trace the template


Then go ahead and cut all those pieces out.


Will's Tip on Cutting Foam board: Don't try to cut all the way through it in one swipe. Use a really sharp blade and make three passes. the first pass just cuts the top layer of paper. Second pass cuts the foam and the third pass cuts through the bottom layer of foam.

The four pieces


And glue them together.

Glue the four pieces together


When you glue together layers of cardboard or foamboard you will have rough edges. Use a knife and sandpaper to clean up the rough edges all the way around the knife.

Sand for smoothness


And that's it. Easy build. Now let's paint it. And you can have some fun with this part. Paint it any color scheme you want. And add any details that you like.

The dagger is built


NextContinue and finish the blade by painting it


Foam board

Elmer's Acid-Free Foam Boards, 20 x 30 Inches, 3/16-Inch Thick, Bright White, 2-Count (902015)

If you are looking for high quality, archive quality or you are looking for a backing for photographs you should use an acid free foam board It is more expensive per sheet though.


Xacto knife

X-ACTO #1 Knife, Z Series With Safety Cap

Make precise, fine cuts every time with the X-ACTO #1 Z-Series Knife with Safety Cap. This knife features a #11 fine point zirconium nitride-coated blade for sharpness and strength, and the lightweight aluminum handle enables you to make agile cuts with ease. This X-ACTO knife cuts through a wide variety of materials including paper, plastic, balsa wood, and thin metal. An easy-change blade system lets you swap blades quickly to meet the needs of any project, and the included safety cap offers easy portability.