Magic Knight Rayearth: Hikaru's Rayearth Blade

This is Hikaru’s Rayearth blade from Magic Knight Rayearth.  The sword was made with resin and a foam core in the tip to help reduce the weight of the sword.  This cosplay safe replica measures about 48” long, and weighs about 4 lbs, allowing you to carry it around con without too much effort.  The length of the blade was reinforced with a hollow aluminum pipe to give it a very rigid structure from bending, while the handle has a solid aluminum rod running through it.  The overall blade was finished with automotive paints for a metal-like finish, and the gems in the blade were made with transparent red resin.