After the hilt of my wooden sword has been worn off (it's paper and duct tape after all, one wouldn't expect it to last forever), I tried to experiment with something new and attached a basket hilt to the blade. I've been lately searching for Scottish swords as an interest and the broadswords/backswords amaze me (trying to find one made of metal and a reasonable price now).
The length is about one meter with a 80cm blade. The hilt is cardboard fixed with glue and staplers. Technically it's a backsword (only one edge).
Hilt, I tried to keep it comfy and modestly looking. Planning to do a revamp on the 'blade' itself with a layer of paint and varnish too, the hilt will be painted brass then.
There's a lots of space inside for my hands (they're too big!). Also, the balance of the sword is much better with the heavier hilt now.