Step 1: Materials and work space
Nails (or screws if you would like to)
Thick dowel (I used 1 1/8 inch dowel)
Drill bit matching your dowel
Glue (I used gorilla glue but you can use wood glue)
wood (Desirably 3/4 inch high 5 1/2 inch wide and another at 3 3/8 wide by 1 1/2 inch high)
something to prop wood up on
saw (table or hand held you decide)
Paint ( if desired)
Tape measure (if you like to be exact)
Step 2: Starting off
Step 3: Glueing the blade
After the handle dries prop up the blade so it is at the level on the hilt that you want. Then put glue on the bottom of the blade. put it against the hilt which I would also recommend propping up. wait until glue is strong it does not have to be absolutely dry.
Step 4: Nailing for security
Use nails (I used 6. 3 on each side of the hilt) to put blade in a secure position nail in the handle by nailing through the wood on the side of the hilt. For extra security put nails in the wedge that the gorilla glue creates around the handle.