How to make the Tomb Raider 2013 Makeshift Weapon/tool by Kat.
Lara’s makeshift tool/weapon from the new game
: branch , about 14 to 16 inches long
: tent stake (plastic or metal) or another found item… I used an old railroad spike
: hand saw
: twine (black)
: cheese cloth or gauze
: white glue
Find a branch that has a similar shape as the tool with a slight bend. I used a piece of wild hedge.
Using the hand saw, cut it the length you need. Cut all the other smaller branches from it if needed.
Using an old knife, strip most of the bark off. I left some to help give it an aged look.
Notch one side of the upper end of the branch. This will help secure the spike.
Cut the cheese cloth or gauze in strips – different widths and lengths. Apply a little white glue at the bottom of the branch and start wrapping it with the cheese cloth/gauze to create the handle.
Do the same at the top.
Cut some lengths of twine. Using a combination of criss-crossed and regular wraps, wrap the twine around the spike and the branch to secure them together
Use several wraps to make sure the spike is very secure….the last thing you want is for it to go flying off during photoshoots
After securing the spike wrap a few strands of the twine around the cheese cloth/gauze at the top and bottom of the branch.
Finished tool should look like this
Tho doesn’t it look a little “clean” ? Now get out there and dirty it up! 🙂