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Dante's Stringed Scythe
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Published: October 15, 2006
A muscial weapon from my fantasy novel. The strings slide along the track the knobs are on, and can be concealed within the shaft of the scythe so it may be used in a more "conventional" manner. Here's a written description of the scythe from the book:

"In his hands he held the instrument they had been hearing. To Oliver, it first looked like a scythe with a very twisted handle, but then he saw the strings. Running along an almost invisible track at the top of the scythe’s blade were several round black pins that were connected to hair-thin strings. The strings stretched from the top of the scythe down into the curved handle. It almost looked like a kind of harp, but its shape was too menacing. The gleam of the cutting edge of the scythe was too sharp to think of the instrument as anything but a weapon.
The blade was polished and bright. It reflected the room back on itself, as well as the strings laid over it. The curving handle was some kind of lacquered plum colored wood with silver designs swirling around its surface. At the top of the scythe, sticking out of the side opposite the blade, was a single metal bird’s wing; fully extended so that each meticulously detailed feather could be seen."
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AlisterlebeauHobbyist General Artist
I love the concept of these scythe, I draw many types of weapons. I have drawn many scythes, I really love this. I love the colors and all the little details. And the strings. I love how it's also a harp. I really love the idea behind it as well.
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LouisetheanimatorStudent Filmographer
Beautiful! I love your idea.
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zhugebeifongHobbyist General Artist

Dante? As in... Dante's Inferno?

Lord-Jereth-Knight's avatar
I must say, its incredibly useless in combat with strings in the way, it would be better to have the strings in the bottom's recurve.
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RandomDragon0412Hobbyist General Artist
Epic Win!
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lallirrrStudent Digital Artist
nice concept!!
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Badboylover94Hobbyist Writer
Oh my's soooooo beautiful!!!!
Epona1993's avatar
its a nice weapon don't get me wrong, but the random strings and the curve to it makes me confused. lol I like the design but the strings are a put down. sorry
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FishBoneManiaStudent General Artist
beautiful weapon with a wonderful description.
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that is SO something I would play!!!! :D love it!!! I wonder if it could ever be made into a real playable instrument? That would be sooo cool!!! Also love the story!! Are you doing NaNoWriMo this year too?? :D
kcinimoi-45's avatar
melody of the heavens or death depending on the opponent. great sycthe
ThugraKhotan's avatar
is it sentient? it look like a weapon that was created long ago
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barkingmad13Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome. I'm gonna favorite it. :nod: Very detailed and original. ^^ And epic.
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It's an interesting concept and in fact the strings, if thin and strong enough, could be left out and still prove quite nasty in terms of combat.

My only issue is that if you decide to rework you make the handle's curve more fluent and less curved by the bottom and tilt the scythe head more so it looks like if it were swung it would catch more of what it was swung at on the blade instead of missing the intended target, as it seems to be with it's current curvature.
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hi im interrested in youre design could i make a redesign of it?:), ill make it towards my own idea. let me know pls:D

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DragoonfliyHobbyist General Artist

A musical weapon to die for, quite literally is you use it the right way. The detail is great as well.
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This is freaking amazing! i too am writing a novel, but my Scythe didn't come nearly as amazing as that!
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just one word:

i`ve seen lot of scythes, but no one like this one dude.

awesome work
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