You can find the base template for the sword handle in the storage box behind Gerdy, you can get the gun base materials from Chen. I think we've done a bad job telling everyone about this option so far, since we've been too busy to make a vid or two, but we'll start to do that from now on.
For the sword, the sharper it is, the more powerful it is.
For the gun, the further away from the handle the muzzle, the stronger the damage....(actually, I'm not sure if this is in yet, but it should be).
Anyway, in this thread, show off your creations and give away/trade your ISOs (in the windows documents folder by your saves). ISOs stand for Interstellar Organization for Standardization. Other topics related to ISOs or item creation: Malus' Sword Emporium
(taking the occasional commission on melee weapons)