This sword is a work of art in its purest form. It is full tang with a peened pommel. The forged Damascus blade is made from 1095/15N20 alloy steel. The HRC is around 54 to 55 with 176 true blade layers. The lovely pattern featured on the blade is a twist pattern that is reminiscent of rippling water. Well balanced and ready for action this blade is completely battle ready and made of quality materials for long lasting use. The hilt has a wooden handle wrapped in brown leather with a brass pommel and guard. Overall Length: 40.75 Inches.