Now, after having figured out the generals of the environment for the scene, I turn my attention to weaponry. This scene is meant to be that of a party of hunters, most likely of supernatural creatures, so silver will be a theme, as will religious paraphernalia, though to a lesser extent.
Let’s go for the most obvious; the sword. While looking for swords I came upon a few good examples and the first picture I liked in this was:
Not too bad, but this seems too thin and brittle! After going through a couple more I finally found something more suitable:
Thicker, more sturdy.
The hand guard seems somewhat thin and brittle, still, but since this would be used on creatures, not other humans with swords, this will do just fine.