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You basically want a “dull dagger” appearance, with both sides tapered down. Mine’s not done yet; I just did the first few inches on one edge real quick so I could use it during the class. What I did was tape down a piece of sandpaper, tilt the sword at a shallow angle, and rub both sides until I had a decent taper. I’m going to extend that to six inches on both sides today.

partially-sanded sword