Tribal Kukri

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Alright guys, this one was a tough one to figure out. The normal mapping was a pain the ass, cause I tried my best to make it appear engraved, yet retain it's detail. I think I got it down pretty well. I tried to make this one as detailed as a possibly could. I also figured that it probably needed some kind of cubemapping, to give it reflections. A note, one that I always leave for people who assess... IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THIS STYLE OF SKIN, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT ASSESS IT. THIS IS MADE FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE THESE KINDS OF SKINS, NOT TO NECESSARILY FIT INTO THE STYLE OF TF2. Now that that's out of the way... please enjoy this skin, and give me your thoughts! Not too harsh though, please?

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  • 8y
    How fast can you blink...cause just so you know...I downloaded this in the time it took you to do that! LOVE THE TRIBAL SIGNS!! If you can make more with this style...DO IT!!
    Yagastavhin
  • 8y
    ELiX ZaLost avatar
    Member Joined 8y
    163 points Ranked 20466th
    I like this, im going to use it. if i dont have any problems then ill keep it for a long time.

    8.3/10

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    Mantra
    That Cake is a Spy!
  • 9y
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    Member Joined 9y
    1,965 points Ranked 2398th
    A highly detailed, well-performed skin.

    9.5/10

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    Mantra
    The Pyromancer
  • 9y
    I like it. Nothing wrong and great texture.

    10/10

    I have a dream...OF LEGENDS KI
  • 9y
    gprime avatar
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    Member Joined 9y
    Pros: Retains the original texture while adding your own unique flair.

    10/10

    Bananite
  • 9y
    (gr)nickslayer avatar
    Member Joined 9y
    500 points Ranked 8716th
    Pros: nice detailed texture for the blade(it really appears like engraved).also the grips look good.Overall a great improvement since your last attempt
    Cons: not so original but whatever there are many people who like those kinds of skins
    Improvements: Can't find any way to improve it

    9.2/10

    Bananite
  • 9y
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    Little quotes :

    It doesn't matter about the shape of the actual blade, because machetes come in many different shapes and sizes. What makes it a machete and not a kukri is its spine. A kukri has a curved spine with the curve beginning usually around 35-55% of the way along the spine (not including the tang), and a machete has a straight spine. The weapon wielded by the Sniper has a straight spine, not a curved one. Even if you count the bit at the top as a curve, which it isn't, its still way too far along the spine for it to be a kukri.

    Machete is a general term covering a wide range of heavy foliage-cutting weapons.

    A Kukri on the other hand is specifically adapted to turn swinging motions into a square-on chopping blow, to cut wood and people with equal efficiency. It is a sort of sub-division of a machete. They're traditionally a Nepalese weapon. Nepal itself is characterised by having nothing at all to do with australia or australians. Valve has no reason to give a kukri to the sniper over a machete, or anything else for that matter.

    A couple of things I'd like to bring to your attention. Number 1 - this is a machete. You can see that by the file name, and also if you google "machete", this is on the first page.
    http://farcry.gamesweb.com/farcry/img/waffen/machete.jpg
    As you can see, it quite closely resembles the sniper's machete.

    Number 2 - this is a kukri.
    http://www.ikedaswords.com/img/CU/CU_kukri1.jpg
    As is this
    http://www.swordsswords.com/ProductImages/knives/survival_knives/survival_kukri_knife_ks4858-2.jpg
    And this
    http://pagebydave.net/knife/images/kukri1.jpg

    Something you should notice about each of these weapons, which may not be evident at first glance, is that the back of the blade, the blunt part, curves along with the blade. Both the cutting edge and the spine of it bend part way up. This is characteristic of Kukris, including the couple that I myself own. If you examine the sniper's knife you will see that it does not do this. The spine is pretty much straight most, if not all, of the way up.

    For instance, here is a nice render of a machete for far cry: http://farcry.gamesweb.com/farcry/img/waffen/machete.jpg
    here is another machete with a "chopped off" top like the snipers: http://bekleidungskammer.de/images/97BM%20Cold%20Steel%20bolo%20machete.jpg
    here we even get the name of it:
    http://www.premiumknives.com/knifefiles/COLD_STEEL_Knives/coldsteel_machete_machetes_bolo_light_heavy.jpg
    and again:
    http://www.lalama.eu/images/large/coldsteel/cs-bolo-machete_LRG.jpg

    So there you have it. Its official name is a Bolo machete

    Sorry for this long post.
    Edit : I wonder why it has an EF as that's not from me, I quoted that from guys I read on a forum (Callmege and Immortal_GJK).

    8.8/10

    Un-freakin-touchable.
  • 9y
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    457 points Ranked 9414th
    Posted by Zanpa

    I wonder why all those guys around here call it a Kukri.
    Anyway, it seems quite cool. I'm testing it.


    Because that's what it is. A Kukri.
    Not a machete, a Kukri. It's a Nepalese knife.

    Anyway, that looks like an awesome skin. Gotta try it out sometime.
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    Mantra
    Friendly fire? You all burn th
  • 9y
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    They call it a Kukri because that's what it is. It's a style of machete. If you go to the Character Loadout thing, and you click on the sniper, it says "level 1 kukri."
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    Mantra
    ...I got nothin'.
  • 9y
    Zanpa avatar
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    Member Joined 9y
    I wonder why all those guys around here call it a Kukri.
    Anyway, it seems quite cool. I'm testing it.

    Edit : I installed it, it's quite cool. I'm not fond of that kind of skins, so i'll stick to my previous one, but it's well designed.

    8.8/10

    Un-freakin-touchable.

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