Here's a fantasy leaf blade with etchings, a Roman style hilt, and a habaki.
Leaf Blade by *LongshipArmoury is a fantastic sword with a minimalistic and functional design, beautifully finished with a lovely etching. This is definitely not a toy! (
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hi! Could you tell me what metal you used for the blade? I'm making decorative sword for my brother's birthday but I'm still not sure which metal would be easiest to use? :/ Also, how did you shape it? Sorry if this annoys you! ITS FREAKIN BEAUTIFUL THOUUUGGGHHHHHH I WAAANNTTTT
Most of our swords are made out of 5160H. If you're just making a decorative sword, you probably don't need to use carbon steel for it, since you wouldn't have any need to heat treat for use. Just get a piece of aluminum and make it out of that.
Should be fine with a large enough grinder with a closed motor. Change the belt if it's not fresh enough. Maybe set up a dust collector or a big bucket of water to collect any particles. If you have a really steady hand and few tools, I suppose you could try an angle grinder.
A lot of sword systems/martial arts don't really require the use of a guard in combat, so they aren't 100% necessary. Removing it could theoretically prevent any snagging or such, but nowadays, when you don't have to worry about that, a lot of it is just taste