If you're not a Xena fan, I just want to note, Xena often uses the chakram
just to ricochet off of several fighters' helmets, knocking them all out. Very
peaceful use of this lethal weapon, eh?
If you're new to VRML worlds, or even if not, I made some predefined views to
walk through. On CosmoPlayer 2.X
these are accessed with the three button-looking controls on
the far left (not the dark arrows on the far, far left). The middle one
lists the available views and you can select
one. The right one goes to the next in the path, the left one goes to the
previous in the path. (Also, after clicking in the viewer, you can use
the Page Down and Page Up keys on your keyboard to cycle through the views,
and can try the headlight by hitting * [on the number pad, not the regular
part of the keyboard]. Hitting * again turns it off again.)
I made this world from measurements off of a magazine ad for a chakram (from a defunct company, Icons Authentic Replicas), not off of an actual chakram. I noticed in an episode ("Callisto") where we get a close look at the chakram that the plain side had a slightly slanted pattern while this one is straight.
Computer drawn image of chakram next to some everyday things, for size comparison.
full browser screen view of the chakram
(32K - chakram.wrl - if this doesn't work, let me know, and try the next one).
Download the viewer:
This source of a CosmoPlayer 2 VRML Viewer is supposed to work in all of the browsers. (It looks as if the old Cosmoplayer download is no longer available.)
Photos of the new chakram, Xena's second chakram.
About Indian Chackrums (http://www.gamers-haven.org/chakrum.htm)
This page lists information about chakrams, including links to pages
about Xena chakram items that were available in 2001:
Where to get an actual chakram:
Looks like Swordmark Co's Xena Props includes a Xena chakram and Indian chakra. (http://www.swordmark.com/chakram.html)
Also search ebay: people are selling everything from replica Xena style chakrams to toy ones.