I don't know how it all works but; even if the sword is fake..Maybe put a tie around it? So, even if it looks real, you won't be able to unsheathe(take out) it.
That's what I do at Ren. faire with my real sword. I stood in front of countless of cops with that sword tied up. Was never bugged about it. Only once they wanted to see if it was tied tight enough and it was. Unless you want to show off the sword inside; maybe make an easy tie-able and untieable binding??
Just an idea.
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