The 17 1/2" blade of this sword is mirror-polished so you can look at yourself with pride because you own it. For years swords have been used to inflict damage, and this sword can do that if you so choose, but it’s best displayed with pride. With Oriental markings on the handle and sheath it will make a nice conversation piece. Sword is 25 1/4" in total length. Sheath is made of hard plastic and the handle features a decorative ball on the end.