Embedded Blade and Hilt
As with most of my sword designs, I allow the blade and hilt to slot into the handle. This makes for a much stronger print that is far less likely to snap in half. Had I left the blade or hilt attached to the hand guard, it may be easier to print as a single print, but it introduces a large stress concentration at the meeting point. This stress concentration coinciding with whatever your infill decides to do, can easily cause a hilt to snap off in your hand.
An additional advantage of the embedded blade and hilt design, is that it is far easier to paint their individual colors without the need for painters tape. Similarly, aligning the pieces together doesn't require some clamp wizardry during the glueing process.
The pommel of this sword is a skull in that classic adventure time style. The pommel is threaded to match the hilt, so it does screw cleanly onto the hilt.
For the sake of ease of printing and assembly, the hand guard is all one piece. This means when painting the iris and pupil of the eye, you're probably going to want to use a steady hand or painters tape, just be aware.
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All my models are designed with a focus on hidden seams, ease of assembly, little to no support printing, and accuracy in mind.
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