View Full Version : Overall size of blade weapons.

12-04-2010, 11:40 AM
Hello folks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I have a a couple of questions for everyone.

I've been working on a 3d character in 3ds max on-and-off now for a couple of years.

I've gone through several ideas/changes of what she's eventually going to be. Started out as a Warrior Angel, then Harpy, then i got rid of the wings alltogether, now it's boiled down to Amazon worrior or Assassin (Like one of Ezio's recruits),

Hard part will be making the assassin outfit, so at the moment, i'm just focusing on the weapons, the swords won't be too difficult, since the site i got most of the ref images from list the overall measurements, I even found a full-scale metal replica of Altair's sword, but finding good shots of and measurements for the swords in AC2 is proving to be a bit of a pain.

I've decided to start with a model of the Notched Cinquedea, problem is, I can't tell how bit it is ingame, and wikipedia gives the overall length between 10 and 28 inches (30 to 50cm)

I'm hoping to get my hands on the Play Arts Kai Ezio figure from Play.com (http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/4-/16586426/Assassin-Creed-II-Play-Arts-KAI-Vol-1-Ezio-Action-Figure/Product.html?searchstring=play+arts+kai&searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&urlrefer=search), so then i'll be able to measure everything that comes with that, then just up the scale quite a bit, but until then, i'll have to guess.

Anyone have any ideas?

12-04-2010, 11:47 AM
I've got a 22cm tall Ezio statue. I don't know if it will help, but I can take measurements and you can scale it up.

12-04-2010, 11:49 AM
do you really need to know the exact size, rule of thumb for me, longswords size of leg, shortsword size of femur, and claymore goes up to chest

12-04-2010, 01:51 PM
Well, I like to try and keep everything to 'real-world' scale http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

12-04-2010, 02:39 PM
at 1-2foot your probably only looking at a dagger, you probably looking at around 3-4foot for a sword like used in AC. (a rapier is generally 39inches or longer)

12-05-2010, 08:14 AM
Well, i started work on a Templar Sword (http://www.cfswords.com/european-swords/knights-templar-sword-gold.html) last night, it's the notched cinquedea i'm looking for measurements for.

Pictures and specs of things like swords and regular daggers are easy enough to find, it's just that one that's so rare these days, there isn't much info on it's specs (that i can find), i'll keep looking.

12-05-2010, 03:15 PM
to be fair if you stick to around the length of a rapier it will be about the average for a one handed sword of that era.

for 2 handed double sided blades they generally have much wide blades and will end up being around 50+ inches. (but will also have more room on the hilt for the seconds hand shortening the blade) for example a 2 handed sword I have is 53inches in total but the blade is only about 40 inches.

most of the swords in the games are designed around real life weapons, it is just a case of finding their real life counterpart.

12-05-2010, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by AnthonyA85:
Well, i started work on a Templar Sword (http://www.cfswords.com/european-swords/knights-templar-sword-gold.html) last night, it's the notched cinquedea i'm looking for measurements for.

I know the wiki isn't the end all be all but this maybe a good start for that dagger. Really sounds more like a poor mans sword which would indicate to me that's it would be larger than any traditional dagger.