With the sword, it was obvious that the Phoenix motif I designed would fit in with the design of
the hilt. I just had to find a way to design it well so it would look and feel semi practical.
When it comes to a lot of my designs, I don't really do multiple iterations. I mainly make improvements to the previous designs, while keeping what worked. And with that, I went with number 4 for the design of the sword.
After adding some red to make it more identifiable, We have the appropriately named Phoenix Blade or as the writing on the sword says, "Blade of the Phoenix"