The only thing I can think of to make the splitting less noticable than cutting the sword in half somewhere around the middle and still make it shorter than it will be when just removing the handle is to split it in 3 parts. The edge of the sword at the border between metal and black. And then you split the black and gold part in 2 wherever you find the split to be the least noticable.Then the longest part should be the metal colored part.
I would do it like drawn in the attached file. The solid red and yellow line.
If you want it in 4 parts then you can make it so you can remove the handle too.
To make all the parts stick together again without coming apart when u move it I would build dowels along the metal looking part that can slide in to holes on the black part then lock them together with a peg. Same with the other two parts.
This is the best I can come up with at the moment.
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Last edited by Miloron : 01-19-2013 at 05:59 AM.