Handmade here in the U.S.A. by our cutler, Jeff White. Unlike many imported swords, this piece of art won’t snap off at the guard if you happen to look at it wrong. This nicely balanced short sword is made of high-carbon steel. The blade measures approximately 20 inch long and is 1-1/2” wide by 1/8 inch thick. The blade’s 5/8 inch-wide tang is burn-fitted through the curly maple grip, guaranteeing the handle won’t spin during the heat of the battle. The right-handed sheath (included) is handmade by our local leather craftsman and fitted with a brass stud for attaching to a frog or other carrier. While we’ve intentionally filed the edge down for shipping purposes, the blade will hold a razor’s edge -- but sharpen it at your own peril!