OK, I need to get the apologies out of the way first.... i know i said i would try to take work in progress pics, but it just dont work that way when I'm in the workshop and the creative juices are flowing, so sue me.
I had a lot of fun making this, Its obviously not historically accurate, and its going to be a wall hanger, but I like it none the less.
Blade is bubinga, overall length 37", blade 26" with a 1/2" curve in the blade.
Blade edge guard is walnut.
Circular handle guard is teak.
Handle is rippled ash built up over the bubinga tang.
End cap is home made brass.
Balance point a couple inches into the blade.
the cutting edge is shaped, but I've left the actual edge an 1/8" wide to stop any splintering.