To those looking to fit Mordred's sword in her hand, I BELIEVE the sword separates into two pieces. you place the thin end of the handle into her hand, and then push it up. Then you attach the sword. I remember having a problem as well, then figuring it out. It's been a year, so I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it does come apart.
And on the topic of the figure (other than issues), I absolutely LOVE this figure. It's my favorite Mordred (except maybe the Aquamarine one, but I can't say for sure how much I like it, given I haven't seen it up close)). This one doesn't have a strange face (I agree with the sharkbite and predator descriptions of the other two), and the pose just suits her so well. It's basic, but shows off her confidence. Her face also does just that. This figure is totally worth owning. If I didn't already display her and weren't too lazy to take her down, I would do a review.