The 7-year-old was gifted with a Pirates of the Carribean sword from Disney.It’s sharper than half the knives in my kitchen, the point could easily break the skin and it looks real from a distance. He’s played with it once but only because I hide that damn thing right after he got it. He went to bed and it went above the fridge in the basement (and don’t you fucking tell him).
Little kids want their weapons to look as real as possible. Parents don’t want to visit the emergency room to remove a faux knife from little Johnny’s ear canal. There’s a happy medium.
Check out this video from Odin Makes where he crafts three different swords, all suitable for kids and Cons.