Hey LordoftheRingsJunkie, ill do my best to explain, i cant use images because im not really at home right now, nor do i have access to a halfway decent computer.but i’ll try.
well, i would model all the flat surfaces first, the ones without inclines. then i would just extrude those edges to where the blade was ground down you’ll notice on knives, that there is a slope down to the blade and then there is a steeper slope that forms the actual blade i would move those edges closer together using axis-scaling and then make the final edge by extruding slightly, scaling together and removing the extra verts. to add the serrationsi took the blade and made 2 cuts, would use more if i made them rounder, made some cuts as to where the serrations would be, and moved them closer to the center of the blade to finish them.
then i would make all the weird connections from the flat surfaces to the blade inclines. like the curve from the flat part of the blade to the incline of the blade. i used the spin tool to join the flat surface and the blade’s edge, and then filled in the rest of the curve accordingly.
i hope that helps, without any pics. if not, i completely understand, i have never been the best at verbally explaining things. if this doesnt make much sense, tell me and when i can ill make a pic to explain it all.
also, i appolagize for the wall of text, that was probably a waste of time.
really funny story actually, well sort of. yesterday. i started the new knife while i was out and saved it on my USB key and named it “combat knife”. i came home and started working on it downstairs on my semi-good comp, but i wasnt happy and restarted, and finished the main blade part. i saved it as “steel eagle” which is the name of the knife. i attempted to e-mail it to myself because my USB key was in the other room and as i said, im really lazy. so i attached it and clicked send, it didnt seem to work, so i clicked send a few more times, i closed the internet, and went upstairs assuming i would finish it tommorow, but then i couldn’t get to sleep, so i went downstairs and saved “steel eagle” on my USB key. i went back upstairs and opened “combat knife” and assumed i saved it on the laptop and copied it onto my usb key instead. while actually, “steel eagle” was on my USB key all along. then this morning, i check my e-mail, and find like 12 e-mails from myself with the attachment “steel eagle”
then i kicked a stud in the wall under my desk and hurt my foot…
anyway, now that i am certain i have the longest, most useless post in blenderartist’s history, i can stop talking.
and, i will finish and post that knife tonight, now that i know that its stored on everything in my house with memory…