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Want To Use Knives, Swords & Edged Weapons In Your Shoot Yet Without Hurting Anyone? Here’s How…

Want To Use Knives, Swords & Edged Weapons In Your Shoot Yet Without Hurting Anyone? Here’s How…

 

Many productions like to use sharp or edged weapons to tell their stories. The danger of course is someone actually getting stabbed and injured for real. So how do you do it so no one gets hurt?

 

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Simple, use 2 prop weapons! The 1st is called the ‘hero’ weapon which is the real razor sharp weapon used for close ups. The 2nd is the ‘stunt’ weapon that you use for the actual stunt. These are usually made out of foam, rubber, plastic or resin.

 

Take a look at some examples below. The ‘hero’ prop weapon is on the left and the ‘stunt’ prop weapon is on the right:

 

There are sometimes when a foam, resin or plastic weapon can not be acquired or used. In these instances (more so with swords) the hero and stunt weapon can be one in the same. The blade is either simply dulled or can be made out of aluminum.

 

See below:

Dulled stainless steel blade 

Dulled stainless steel blade

 

Aluminum Blade

Aluminum Blade

 

The performers wielding these dulled blades should be thoroughly trained in fighting for camera with weapons so not to cause injury.

 

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We can provide you with prop weapons both hero and stunt as well as train your actors in how to use them as well.

 

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