Ashura's clear sword - the hilt

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#1 AGarmentOfWings on 5 years ago

Have any of you made Ashura's clear sword ( or any other sword) using plexiglass (or other heavy plastic) for the blade?
If so, what is the hilt/handle made of? How did you attach the blade to it? (Adhesive (what type?)? screws? Other?). How much of the blade is inside of the hilt?

(I originally planned on a wooden and wire base for the hilt, with details out of paper clay. I've got the blade mostly finished, but it's heavier than I expected, and I'm worried about whether or not I'll be able to securely attach the hilt. I had originally planned on having about 3" maximum of the blade inside of the hilt (so that the blade will still look long), but maybe I should just build the hilt around the blade (so that almost 100% of the hilt has blade inside of it)?)