IMPORTANT: BEFORE YOU SAY ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MY STING, PLEASE NOTE THAT IT WAS BASED OFF OF THIS EXCELLENT MOC. [link]
With that said I think I improved the blade and guard quite a lot. While I didn't add the elvish runes in the blade, I plan to add them when I have the pieces. Also, I replicated the original handle, but it was simply too bulky for my hand. So I slimed it down, and made it solid brown for the sake of stability. While this may bother some movie goers, I was not going for complete movie accuracy when I built this. I must say, the idea of sideways building for the blade is genius. And while this original mastered Sting, I plan to use mush the same technique for Sting’s sister sword Orcrist. Stay tuned for that, as well as the final version of Sting, though both may be some ways away.