The vibrantly patterned blade of this sharpened short sword is forged from damascus steel; the twisted, swirling patterns come from forging the blade from a billet which melded different steel types together. For much of history blades in many cultures were produced by mixing together different steels in order to get a compromise between a hard, edge-retaining steel and a softer, flexing steel.
The blade is mounted and dual-pinned into a hilt of carved and varnished wood which was embellished with brass sunburst medallions on both sides. The sword comes with a sturdily stitched sheath of thick leather. It is finished with a brass-buttoned retaining strap and an integrated belt hanging loop.