This Jian sword is finished with a replica of an antique brass fittings with hand carved dragon & phoenix design patterns. The blade is eight-sided and is highly polished forge folded steel with around 8,192 layers. A brown silk cord is tied around the upper half of the scabbard. The scabbard throat has been seamlessly fitted to the guard. The guard is also hand carved brass, and displays intricately detailed dragon and phoenix. The handle is made of ebony, with exquisite brass fittings. Thi..