Hey everyone, it's been quite a while since I've used the cosplay.com forums. Hoping to get re-involved with the community!
My question is this. I'm planning on cosplaying Chrom from Fire Emblem: Awakening and I need to make his sword, Falchion. I have experience with fiberglass thanks to my last couple costumes (they're not up yet), so no problems there. I learned everything about the process from fiberglass blades.com. There, they suggest building any long props around a steel rod/pipe to strengthen it, because apparently despite being very strong, fiberglass blades can warp over time if they're long enough.
The problem is, Falchion isn't a solid piece from hilt to tip; there's a big 'ol hole right in the middle of the blade where the pipe would be. Does anyone have any experience in this area? I'd greatly appreciate any help.