I re-did the cross guard. I linked the last post to a friend, and he concurred with myself and my roommate that just scaling it up would make it much better. I was a bit worried about it going too far up the blade (to make it more gladius like and less long-sword like).
This one on the left pressed in a bit, but the detail came out much more clearly. This one on the right just barely (we're talking maybe 3mm) into the foam to show the length.What do you think?