Remixed from Pan_Kuba's Irithyll Rapier
-Remodelled to allow for a 100mm M5x0.8 threaded rod core to reinforce the model
-Extended blade slightly for aesthetics
+Now no longer held together by glue/epoxy and a prayer
-Assembly is a pain in the a**
The design closely mirrors the original in that the Guard (1, 2), Handle (1, 2), and the Blade Base are all threaded to fit together.
This is largely to ensure a snug fit between all the parts, and that they're aligned correctly, not necessarily to be assembled before installing the threaded rod.
I personally found success in inserting one end of the threaded rod into a screw gun, and screwing as slowly as possible.
Make frequent breaks to ensure that friction isn't melting the plastic.
In hindsight, lubricant might've helped the process.
I don't recommend installing the threaded rod by hand - it's extremely time-consuming, and your hands WILL get sore.
I started with the Handle assembly, and worked my way up from there, finishing with installing the Blade Tip by hand.