Again sorry about the flash on the one picture >.< *does not have a good camera*
I completely took apart the old one and started from the base Styrofoam I originally had.
By the time I finished there is hardly any Styrofoam on the blade and I used shiny silver paperboard to make the blade as well as cover the handle in the weaving design. I was going to use real leather but figured I would need to find an extremely thin leather in order to or it would be too thick of a handle. So instead I went with the paperboard and mixed browns to get the brown you see ^^
The gem: not many places had the rounded gem but I like the one I found. It has different reds in it to give it a more 'real' look but still look good on the blade so I decided to go with it.