The traditional perception of the Taiji sword becomes very apparent in the Qing Sword. The last of the Chinese Dynasties, the Qing (Ching) Dynasty was overthrown by rebellion as late as 1911, by which time the Taiji sword had completed its evolution into the modern form. The sword is crafted around a beautifully pattern-welded K120C blade with a flattened diamond section. The guard and pommel are constructed of gilded steel featuring a flying bat design, which in Chinese ideology symbolizes luck. The scabbard decorations are in gilded brass and the intricate knot-work of the tassel is art in its own right. Recreated by the craftsmen of CAS Hanwei from the swords of the Lords of the great dynasties, these Chinese Gongfu swords represent the pinnacle of the sword maker's art, vividly illustrating the skills and creativity of the smiths of Imperial China. Features: - Authentic replica of Museum Piece - Hand-forged Damascus blade - Tassel included Specifications: - Overall length: 37 3/4" - Blade length: 29 1/4" - Handle length: 7 1/2" - Weight: 1lb 10oz - Point of Balance: 1/2" - Width at Guard: 1.06" - Width at Tip: .71" - Thickness at Guard: .25" - Box height: 43 1/4" - Box width: 6"