I've uploaded some new renders to reflect the changes I made to the model for [link]
I've been inspired recently to try and build some real objects in Cinema 4D instead of spaceships etc. - it will help me develop my skills, particularly in regards to creating realistic textures. This sword is a work in progress. I'm not happy with the leather texture for the grip, and I'd like to hear any other thoughts/suggestions which people have.
I used photos for reference.