"Whisper in the Wind" Combination Long Rifle
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"Whisper in the Wind" Combination Long Rifle

Tanner Hartman
by htannerhartman on 12 Mar 2019

I love multipurpose weapons and things that lock together to create something new. Working on the Shogunate ArtStation Challenge, I thought it would be a fun idea to try and connect all 3 of my props together to create a single item/tool. After many concepts and iterations on the idea, I arrived at this final design.

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"Whisper in the Wind" Combination Long Rifle

I love multipurpose weapons and things that lock together to create something new. Working on the Shogunate ArtStation Challenge, I thought it would be a fun idea to try and connect all 3 of my props together to create a single item/tool. After many concepts and iterations on the idea, I arrived at this final design. The sheath of the cane sword has an internal barrel that has a "key hole" locking mechanism that attaches to the end of the pistol. The scope can snap onto the "extended barrel" of the rifle with bronze terry clips as well as having a bronze cross hair that is concealed within the cap of the scope.

Arquebus Matchlock Pistol

The ornamentation tells the story; the Emperor is protected by the Tokugawa as depicted by the imperial seal on the handle. The wielder, who is part of the Tokugawa clan, shields and protects the Emperor by gripping the handle. The Tokugawa seal engraved on the barrel is in front of the Imperial seal, representing the line of defense the Tokugawa holds for the Emperor as well as the military influence the clan possesses. The clouds on the barrel represents the higher power of the Emperor and how close the Emperor holds the Tokugawa to himself. Finally the cherry blossoms, representing the many journeys the Emperor sends the wielder on.

Papier-Mache Telescope

The design is based off of reference material authentic to the time period (Edo). 

Zatoichi Hidden Cane Sword

The design is based off an original concept I had made for the challenge, inspired by the original Zatoichi Cane Sword.

Original Concepts


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