This is a wonderful replica from long ago that was used by General Maximus Decimus Meridius to fight in the Coliseum of Rome. These swords are 31 1/4" overall length, with a 29 5/8" unsharpened blade. Please note that the handle and sheath are DARK BROWN in color, NOT black. Guard and pommel are adorned with brass decorations. quality and elaborate scabbard with metal tip, throat and accents. Chain on the scabbard that can also be used to hang the sword.