Hello friends. Here is my first handmade sword. It is not a historically accurate piece, but one of my own design, inspired by elements of the long sword, arming sword, and jian. This piece took me 8 months of periodic work, and learning new techniques. I will include a signed letter of thanks for purchasing this piece, which will also containing its specs, a brief write up about how it was made, and a statement that it is indeed my first ever handmade sword. I am keeping the price low on account of it being my first one, and thus not perfect, but given it is a fully handmade sword with quality materials, I would be more than happy to have this sword if faced with the zombie apocalypse or some wild wolves. I would NOT want to use it in a duel against a swordsman wielding a sword made for actual sword fighting, because I know nothing about sword fighting, and wouldn't want to use a blade for sword fighting that was made by someone who knows nothing about sword fighting. It might be cliché, but this is truly a "battle ready" sword, though I hope it never sees any such use, but rather lives out its life as "functional art". Specs Steel: 1084 Hardness: HRC 55-56 Grind: double edged convex grind, fuller, fully sharpened Overall Length: 37" Blade length: 26" Cutting Edge Length: 25" Point of Balance: 2 3/4" past guard Point of Harmonics: 16" Weight: 2 lb 2.7 oz Handle: 11" black canvas Micarta, aluminum pins Scabbard: Kydex pancake scabbard with excellent retention SOLD, via PayPal G&S to the email address I will provide in private messaging (not the one in my sig). First to post "I'll take it" gets priority. I am posting this on Saturday evening, and will be unavailable for message Sunday, but will respond to claims or questions Monday morning. I hope you like my first sword, and thanks for looking!