This instructable will show you my method for making Cloud Strife's Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII. The basic plans and my final product are shown below. Now, let's get started, shall we?
Step 1: Plans
It would be a good idea to take a look at these plans ahead of time if you're going to make this, mainly so you don't end up making everything up as you go along like I did. 3 sets of diagrams are shown below to help you better understand the structure of the prop. Sorry for the lack of metric units.