Patience is a virtue. Alright, I got some new glue today. I feared that the connection between handle and blade was too weak and inserted some wooden rods. That wouldn't have been necessary if I had cut the parts in a different way (the ribs are going horizontally whereas they should have gone vertically). Another piece of corrugated card is added to the top and the bottom. The handle part is covered with black card. It is supposed to be glossy but I only had some dull card available. Next will be the pommel.