Nearly all of the swords I make are done with craft foam of all sorts and a quarter inch fiberglass rod running through the whole thing. I have an I'ble full of different methods that I use to make the swords. Each sword is so different that the only way to connect them all with one system and give you all the freedom to make any sword you want seems to be to present you with all of the techniques in an interchangeable manner.
I think the pommel makes this sword, but it wasn't until I was halfway through that I decided to make it like that. It's inspired by our Romeo and Juliet poster which you can see in the images above. Some of the decorations came from this.