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Make a Foam Board Karambit


This is a fun, fast and easy foam board project. We make a Karambit which is a fighting knife with a finger ring on it. You can spin the knife on the finger ring. Pretty cool.

I have the template for this project right here

I also have a video tutorial on this project at the bottom of the page.

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The completed karambit


Earn a Certificate of Completion!


If you make this project email me a picture! I will email you a certificate of completion from stormthecastle.com You can print it up and hang it on the wall.


Cut out the template pieces

Print up the template (right here) and cut out the five pieces.


Trace onto foam board

Put the pieces on foamboard and trace them.


Cut out the pieces

Now cut out all five of the pieces.



Glue the handles on

Now glue the handle pieces onto the blade piece. Two pieces on this side then turn it over and glue two pieces onto the othe side.


Smooth the edges

It looks good. Trim it with a knife to smooth it all out and use some sand paper or emory paper to smooth out the edges.


A look at a karambit

The steel karambit has a bevel cut in the handle here where the finger is pointing (on both sides).


Cut the bevels

So cut those bevels in your karambit.

NextOkay, the karambit is made, let's paint it!

You can also watch the video tutorial below



The Video Tutorial is here


A steel karambit

Make a STEEL Karambit Fighting Knife- We use the stock removal method to make this vicious fighting knife. I also have the template for you.


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.



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