Before anyone says anything about looking up the tutorial list, I have looked and I just don't think any of the sword tutorials really work for what I'm looking at doing. This sword's rather large but quite thin at the same time, I was thinking a should use a dowel core and foam or paper mache to keep it light but non-bendy.
Here a picture of her concept art:
And the different perspectives of the actual miniature to get a better look at the sword in relation to her height:
Any help for the sword making noob would be greatly appreciated!