Intro: The Sword - 4.0
This is the LAST TIME I'm making a sword with a wooden core, because they break, and this one did break. But because it's one of the coolest swords I've ever made and it even has a sheath, I'm posting it anyway. It was supposed to be Macbeth's sword in my theater group's production of Macbeth. I was blocking the fight scene, and so I was pretty determined to have the fight scene be really super cool. As it turns out, ALL the wooden-core swords but one (that's broken in other ways) have broken and we have a major shortage of swords. Anyway, Macbeth and Macduff ended up using partly broken swords, but it was an awesome show regardless. Macduff's sword broke in half halfway through the second show, onstage, in front of an audience. But hey, it all worked out.
Long story short, don't fight with this thing. However, if you're looking for a wall hanger that doesn't kill, I think this'll do that pretty well. Instructions can be requested, I took plenty (hundreds) of pictures. If you're looking to bang on some stuff, I've got plans for a new type of sword that will not break (EDIT: it has been accomplished), coming this summer and if it works I'll be posting instructions. Also, I'll probably eventually remake this sword with the new method, and I'll definitely post if I do that.
The pommel glows. It can be turned on and off and kept on for extensive periods of time. I was going to have Macbeth flick it on at "emotional strong points" (eg: And damned be him who first cries, "Hold, enough!"). The on-off mechanism is in a convenient spot on the guard, so it's accessible while fighting. The pommel, and the guard that holds the wiring both are in fine shape, and I'll most certainly be reusing them. The sheath is also still intact and all of it's parts are reusable. The cord wrapped around the handle is also reusable.
Well, I really don't have much to say about this sword since it's permanently broken, other then if you really want, I can post instructions, and also to watch for my new sword design (hopefully coming this summer).
UPDATE: I've moved on from wooden cores, and I now have an I'ble that explains the methods behind my latest weaponry.