Ah, now this is an acceptable Paladin longsword! And… and… it didn’t arrive at my doorstep broken this time! (unlike my last sword)
There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done on it, and some things to consider. Not least of which is the fact that I’m only 5’4″ tall, and that the sword measures in at more than half my height. Meaning that when I wear it at my waist… it’s dragging on the ground. Not sure what I’m going to do about that. I also still need to paint it to look like metal. And, unfortunately, I don’t have a scabbard for it. So it might look a little silly hanging naked on my belt.
Oh, and a practical consideration is that it’s rather long and heavy, and I’ll be walking around with costly electronic equipment next weekend. Despite how silly tiny it looks, I might want to use my old sword at least for next weekend’s convention, then pull out the stops for the upcoming ren faire instead ^.^