I picked this up from Gus in June. It's a sweet little thing, and I hate selling it, but cash is tight and it's the only sword I have at the moment that's new and never been cut with. The Xa.7 23 inch blade 1lb 11oz As stated, the sword is like new, it spent its time in my closet waiting for a home on the wall. I haven't had time to cut with it. The grip is a very cool blue/green/grey. Depending on the light it looks different. New it was $880 shipped, I need to move it quickly, so I'm selling it for $700. (SOLD) Paypal preferred.