So a little while ago I got the idea to build a Zelda Master Sword. However, there is an added twist. I want this sword to be functional for play fighting (LARP for example). My end goal is to use it in a video where two people will be fighting each other. Its meant to be a comedy, so realism is not as big a factor.
As such, my idea is to use a Nerf Marauder sword as the base, since it already greatly resembles the swords blade, and build the rest on it to turn it into the Master Sword.
I wanted to get some advice on how I could build on the sword. I think I have decided to try and sculpt the guard out of clay, and then maybe mold it into something else. Not sure, never done anything like this before. Also, to make it as accurate as possible, I need to extend the handle somewhat. I am unsure how I will do this and still maintain a sturdy nature so it can handle use.
Any and all advice would be very helpful. Below is the starting Nerf base.