About this project
UPDATE : VOSS Arc, Iss, Mek blades are now available as add-ons! See Updates #7, #11, #13 for more details.
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When we began creating Prime Swords in 2012 we wanted to make foam swords that were unlike anything we could find in stores. We wanted our toy swords to have interchangeable parts, so they could be customized. Other features that we wanted the toy swords to have were really awesome designs and durability. Below are actual product photos of our production samples.
The initial concept was to create a sword that had interchangeable parts. We started off ambitiously with the dragon series. The very first design was our fire dragon. Mark was able to take my thoughts and rough sketch and create the very first concepts.
The sketches evolved.
Using the concept art we were able to build 3D CAD models. Below shows the process we used to develop the Dragon Iss Sword CAD model.
As the model developed it was necessary to make several revisions.
When we completed the model of our first sword, the fire dragon, we wanted to see what it looked like, so we made a 3D print of the head. It was so exciting to finally hold our ideas in our hands!
We were able to take the models from the Eon, Riven and Dragon Iss (Ice Dragon) and have the factory make production samples. This required coming up with color ways. Our first try at the Eon swords was a little too plain.
We went back to the drawing board. We created 3 different series of swords; Arc, Iss, and Mek. Arc for fire, Iss for ice, and Mek was going to have a steampunk feel. The next batch looked so much better!
The Dragon Iss was a whole different process. To make it look like ice, the painting was going to need more detail. Mark and I came up with a colorway that we felt complimented the model. To get the look we want, the factory has to hand paint each of these swords!
From the initial sketches to having our products in hand, it's been a 2 year process. Prime Swords has come a long way!
Here is all of our swords together.
All of our $1 Backers receive a simple and heartfelt Thank You! You have brought us one step closer to our goal!
Our $5 Backers will receive 1 Dragon Sword embroidered patch, in their choice of Dragon Mek, Dragon Iss, or Dragon Arc design.
Our $10 Backers will receive a 3 pack of our Dragon Sword concept art, printed on 5"x17" high quality art paper.
Our $25 Backers will receive 1 Dragon Sword Limited Edition T-Shirt of their choice of design - Dragon Arc, Dragon Iss, or Dragon Mek.
Our first 150 $30 Backers will get their choice either the Eon Arc, Eon Iss or Eon Mek sword and an embroidered patch of your choice! For our Early Bird fans!
Our $30 Backers will have the choice of either the Riven Mek, Riven Arc or Riven Iss Sword.
Our $30 Backers will have the choice of either the Eon Arc, Eon Iss or Eon Mek sword.
The first 500 Backers at the $50 level who select this option will receive 1 Limited Edition Kickstarter Riven Sword. These will never be produced again!
The first 500 Backers at the $50 level who select this option will receive 1 Limited Edition Kickstarter Eon Sword. These will never be produced again!
Our $60 Backers will have the choice of any 2 Eon or Riven swords.
Our $90 Backers who select this option will receive the Arc Fan Package which contains both the Eon and Riven Arc swords, a Dragon Arc T-shirt, a Dragon Arc Concept Art print, and a Dragon Arc embroidered patch.
Our $90 Backers who select this option will receive the Iss Fan Package which contains both the Eon and Riven Iss swords, a Dragon Iss T-shirt, a Dragon Iss Concept Art print, and a Dragon Iss embroidered patch.
Our $90 Backers who select this option will receive the Mek Fan Package which contains both the Eon and Riven Mek swords, a Dragon Mek T-shirt, a Dragon Mek Concept Art print, and a Dragon Mek embroidered patch.
Our $90 Backers who select this option will have the choice of any 3 Eon or Riven swords.
Our $100 Backers will receive 1 3-D Print of a 10" model of your choice of Dragon Iss, Dragon Arc, or Dragon Mek design.
Our $150 Backers will receive one 7.5 ft Canvas Banner in your choice of design, Dragon Arc, Dragon Mek, or Dragon Iss.
Our $180 Backers will receive all 6 swords above, a Riven Mek sword, a Riven Arc sword, a Riven Iss sword, an Eon Arc sword, an Eon Iss sword, and an Eon Mek sword.
Our $350 Backers will receive the opportunity to work with Mark Jarman, our talented Artist, to create a Custom Digital Concept Art of their very own sword design idea. This package includes 2 revisions to fine tune your ideas and a final print on high quality art paper. A chance to let your imagination run wild!
Our $425 Backers will receive the Half Enchilada - a package that contains your choice of any 3 Eon or Riven swords designs, 1 Dragon Arc, Dragon Iss, OR Dragon Mek 3-D print, your choice of 1 Dragon Arc, Dragon Iss, OR Dragon Mek sword Banner, all 3 of our Dragon Series Concept Art prints, all 3 Dragon sword T-shirt designs, and all 3 Dragon sword embroidered patches.
Our $1,100 Backers will receive the Whole Enchilada - this package includes all 6 Eon and Riven swords designs, 1 limited edition Kickstarter Eon Sword, 1 limited edition Kickstarter Riven Sword, all 3 Dragon Series 3-D Prints, all 3 Dragon Sword Banners, all 3 Dragon Sword Concept Art Prints, all 3 Dragon Sword T-shirts, and all 3 Dragon Sword Embroidered Patches.
The following rewards unlock if we reach $80,000 in funding. We want to offer these amazing and fun designs to you, our fans! Your support can get these into production!
We have other exciting designs we'd love to be able to put into production and get into your hands. Your increased support will allow us to offer our Dragon Sword designs which fully interchange with ALL other sword designs. For example, that means your Eon grip can connect with your Dragon cross-guard and your Riven blade! Customize your Prime Swords to create your unique sword!
Tyler Richins - Chief Smithy
Mark Jarman - Art Smithy
Hank Howell - Design Smithy
Robb Shoberg - Very talented 3D artist.
Adam May - Another very talented 3D artist.
This is the plan/timeline for how we are going to get your rewards to you.
Risks and challenges
In developing Prime Swords over the last 2 years, we have been working with a great factory in China. The quality of the production samples we have received from them is excellent, as we expected. As we head into production, we will be working hard to ensure the same quality and durability in each sword produced. We don't foresee any problems with our plans for shipping the product to the US and then distributing it to you.
One thing we have seen throughout this project is that unexpected obstacles can come at any time. We are committed to working through whatever comes our way and doing everything we can to get your rewards to you on time.
Dragon Swords Arc and Mek will take a little longer to produce as we have to finish up some minor details to get them ready for the factory.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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