Iron Battle Axe (Destiny)

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This thing is a work in progress, but not for much longer!

This is a replica of the Iron Lord Axe from Destiny: Rise of Iron. Print four of the axe quarters, you can use small dowels or rods to hold the left and right halves together, while the front and back was meant to be held on with magnets. You'll need to get twelve 1/4 inch and twelve 3/8 inch rare earth magnets that are 1/10 of an inch thick. The interface will hold the quarters, and can be friction fit (though I would use E6000 or epoxy) on to a, 1 1/4" aluminum tube

One thing I would like to mention, when I started on this, I used the Iron Emblem that serves as the cover image for the Rise of Iron. The axe depicted there has a different height to width ratio than the in game model, at this point, I have changed the aspect ratio of the axe to follow that of the in game model

The Grip file is optional, I am wrapping my grip in a leather braid, but I felt that not everyone would want to or even be able to do this, so I made a facsimile that you can print and use in place of real leather, it will slip right over the grip base, and will couple with the grip trim, you'll likely need to glue these parts together

Print settings for success: 

Axe Heads: Print using a brim, 3 layers (1.2mm) and an infill of 30%. Support material is crucial and I recommend using a grid structure instead of lines, %20 fill. The heads are tall and fairly thin, you can make use of minimal layer cooling time to slow down the printing process at the upper section. I have my printer set to 40mm/sec for outer shell, 60mm/sec for inner shells, and 80mm/sec for the infill. I set my layer cooling time to 60 seconds and printed two quarters (axe head half stl) at the same time, this will take about 32 hours with these settings. If you are having issues with the tops wiggling too much or don't want to deal with magnets, try using the Fused Axe Half instead

Pommel: 10-15% infill, three shells. Support should be lines, and your slicer should only generate support for the middle hole (this hole is meant to hold a battery pack). No brim or raft is needed, nor are any special settings (such as an extended layer cooling time)

Pole interface: Like the pommel, this needs no special settings, with the exception of infill. As this is mounting onto a pole and holding the axe head, it needs to be strong, use 60%-80% infill for this part, support can be lines to simplify removal, but I recommend having a fill density of 30%

Grip base: Nothing special here, if it's too tall (was for me) just halve the height and print it twice

Grip Trim: Nothing special here, print how you like

Grip: Shouldn't need anything special, but if you are having a hard time with bed adhesion, use a brim. This part is optional, and can be replaced with leather

Axe head rib: This part fits inside a left/right half to help prevent flexing, nothing too special on this, use a minimum of 30% infill. Should only be needed if you are printing separate head quarters

Trinket Cart: This part is meant to hold an Adafruit Pro Trinket inside the pole, your preferred settings will be fine


Due to character limitations, you'll find the post print attached as a word doc

Design Files

File Size

Post Print instructions.docx
18.6 KB
650 KB
Iron Axe Pole Interface.stl
1020 KB
Axe Head Rib.stl
11.8 KB
trinket cart.stl
57.4 KB
Grip Trim.stl
56.7 KB
Grip Base.stl
55.2 KB
Iron Axe Fused Half.stl
1.63 MB
1.72 MB
345 KB


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