Thank you. I see how it looks now. Something to keep in mind is that it is ultimately a 3-dimensional product that wraps around. The current center of this photo (white) will be one edge side of the blade, but the two outside edges appear to be grey. This will result in a lopsided picture when this is sewn together where one side of the blade will be gradient white, and the other side will be straight gray.
I like what you did with the shading in terms of the flat of the blade itself. I do believe this makes it more "realistic" than a straight grey gradient that existed before, though I will probably have to print to make sure it looks right.
The "decoration part" is more or less a transformation of the original, and I don't think that's what I'm looking for. It can be something completely different - just need to maintain the star and the sword with wings design somewhere per description request #4. Does not need to be the same color shading.