This print needs to be printed at least 2 times bigger to make sure the blade has enough volume to come out whole. The print shown is much smaller than required since it is what fits on my build platform.
This design was inspired by the requirement to "Reinvent" how a Monster Hunter Weapon can be printed. The original idea was a Well Done steak hiding weapons with the use of replacable handles for the different weapon types.
I chose to go ahead with a thin blade for a dual blade setup as it is the one design that hides the "weapon" portion very well.
Moving forward, the design would require more work to have the different weapons fashioned over the heads of the handles and make them all of the same sizer to make the design replacable. If this was done in part, I could see it not needing any support material as the main body can support itself very well even with the hole down the middle.
10% infill (some is required to support the internals)
0.3 layer height
raft (issue with my printer)