I am close to finishing Tashigi’s sword! I’m working on the last bits of progress on the sword’s handle. In the mean time, I wanted to dedicate an entry to how I made the hilt for the sword.
I started by making a template in Photoshop, printing it out, and tracing and cutting it out on craft foam. I used 6mm thick for the base.
Then I cut out the border and one triangle from the template and used them to cut out the details. For those, I used 2mm thick craft foam. They’re just hot glued in place to the base. (The same pattern is on both sides.)