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Cahill Rebel
03-11-2013, 03:02 AM
Does anyone know exactly how the hidden blade works. I have seen people use strings to activate it but it doesn't seem how it is in the game. Looks to me like it is force activate. An assassin lifts his arm up quickly, lowers it quickly, and stops it to allow the blade to come down. Any ideas?

I-Like-Pie45
03-11-2013, 03:14 AM
Closest thing I could find from a quick search:
http://24.media.tumblr.com/440fe7d1806693f71184c5219f0f7ca5/tumblr_mhx3780Jb71rylak5o1_1280.jpg

LoyalACFan
03-11-2013, 05:07 AM
We don't have any official explanations for the mechanism itself, but in the novels, it says it's triggered by flexing a muscle on the forearm. In my mind, however, it's attached to a ring as in the above image, because the forearm-flex would never work.

Assassin_M
03-11-2013, 05:09 AM
The blade is impossible to operate the way it does in the games...

The closest explanation is in one of the novels. A muscle flick presses a button that extends the blade and it gets back in when that particular muscle no longer puts pressure, but judging by the combat and the blade`s use....that`s just impossible...

The closest thing to a real life hidden blade operating like the games is a string-ring system using a switch blade mechanism

Farlander1991
03-11-2013, 05:26 AM
People have made gravity activated hidden blades, it's not impossible. Like this one, this may not be the best example (it doesn't work a few times, I've seen more steady), but this is the first one I've found and it proves that it's possible to have a hidden blade mechanism without a ring too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WSs_1kyRHE

Assassin_M
03-11-2013, 05:33 AM
People have made gravity activated hidden blades, it's not impossible. Like this one, this may not be the best example (it doesn't work a few times, I've seen more steady), but this is the first one I've found and it proves that it's possible to have a hidden blade mechanism without a ring too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WSs_1kyRHE
I said it`s impossible for it to operate like it does in the games. does that look anything like the game ? It can malfunction any second during an attack or Assassination

LoyalACFan
03-11-2013, 05:35 AM
People have made gravity activated hidden blades, it's not impossible. Like this one, this may not be the best example (it doesn't work a few times, I've seen more steady), but this is the first one I've found and it proves that it's possible to have a hidden blade mechanism without a ring too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WSs_1kyRHE

I'd like to see him poke something with it. It looks like he just has a knife up his sleeve with something attached to the handle to keep it from falling completely out. As soon as he puts any force on the tip, it would just slide back into his sleeve.

Farlander1991
03-11-2013, 05:56 AM
As I said, that's not the best example, but, with a locking mechanism it wouldn't retract when hitting anything. A gravity activated hidden blade is possible and useable for combat/assassination purposes, especially when crafted professionaly.

Assassin_M
03-11-2013, 06:26 AM
As I said, that's not the best example, but, with a locking mechanism it wouldn't retract when hitting anything. A gravity activated hidden blade is possible and useable for combat/assassination purposes, especially when crafted professionaly.
How would that work ? professionally I mean...

A locking mechanism would have to be removed for the blade to retract, right ? How ?

Farlander1991
03-11-2013, 06:28 AM
Also, it could use this wrist-lock mechanism.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvBWhW9iUMc

Of course, on the video it doesn't auto-detract, but if you add a spring mechanism then it can detract automatically when the wrist is out of the way. Like, let's say, combine it with this version, where the ring is used not to activate the mechanism, but to lock the blade in place (and the blade itself is gravity activated, and then auto detracted with the spring when the lock is out of the way again):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=KbIc1OTRw1g

Sooo... combine the two, with a wrist-lock instead of a ring-lock, and you've got yourself a hidden blade that works like in the game and can be used to kill.