this is a super easy sword to make. all you need is a dowel rod, a screw, a knife(optional), and a drill. first, cut the dowel to the length you want. then mark where handle ends. optional, to make the drilling easier cut out a groove where the cross piece will be. finally, use the extra dowel to be the cross piece by screwing it on the sword in the groove. this can be used as a prop our for battling, but don't hurt people with it.