For Christmas, my niece requested Dawnbreaker, which is a sword from Skyrim. For reference, here is what it looks like in the game:
It’s made primarily of poplar, with sculpted details using a 2-part epoxy clay and leather grip.
The magical glowing crystal in the middle is made of a clear plastic ring box, sprayed on the inside with a frost spray paint with a ball of LED fairy lights inside.
The orcs in our neighborhood don’t stand a chance.