Project Aesthetics Compared to 20th Century Design Movements: Butterfly Knife

As of now I have a minimalist, rust decay aesthetic for my knife. I want the handles hollowed out to be seen through and make it light weight. The rust/decay look will come from anodizing the metal.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/df/1b/53/df1b53b6b70e504d8727200c4bc4b840.jpg

I would like to capture these colors but not the rust.

Here are a few sketches of how I might want to design my knife:

 

3 Different aesthetics I never considered for my project are:

– Organic: 

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/10/88/ab/1088abec3cff3064afd2cd020fa5f539.jpg

Making a completely wooden knife would look really cool but would have no real function.

 

– Art Deco: 

http://www.brassknucklescompany.com/CRE/images/goldknucklesbfly.JPG

The flashy gold is definitely not the norm for knives.

 

– Radical Design: 

https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAwMVgxMDAx/z/5ZkAAOSwnHZYZMDc/$_12.JPG

The curved handles seem hard to create and might not cover the blade well.

 

I hadn’t considered these aesthetics before but they have helped me think of some new ideas to incorporate into my project.

 

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