This is a traditional Chinese Gim, that’s styled for the imperial court! It’s impressive and stunningly beautiful design is sure to impress even the most jaded aficionado. The blade is fashioned from a fine Damascus steel with a distinctive, and beguiling pattern. It is heat treated to a hard spring temper so that it will resist metal fatigue and should return to true without bending or breaking, even during the duress of actual combat. The handle has a Rosewood core and is wrapped with silk cord. The guard, and pommel are elegantly detailed with a traditional Chinese decorative motif. The intricate, gold-colored designs are brought into high contrast by the application of a black enamel. The scabbard is made from select Rosewood and is decoratively styled to complement the sword’s grip.