Invisible Texture Glitch?

Hey guys, I’m fairly new to BlenderArtists and Blender only been modeling for about two months, on and off and I recently encounterd this texturing problem that I have never before experienced. When I texture the sword, the piece beside the handle sort of goes invisible but I still see the vertices and edges. Here is a picture.

Hope somebody can help me out. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

It looks like a problem with normals. Try going into edit mode and selecting everything, then recalculating them outside (control-N).