My son had to make a project for his schools English class. He chose a two handed sword. We researched a bit and looked at dozens of pictures on the internet. Here is his rendition. It could not be sharpened or he would not be able to take it into the school. We did not harden it, either. Makers that make these have mad skills. We have at least 20-25 hours into this one just to get it to here. A real sword -whoa!! I can only imagine.