Comparing the blacken cutting Jian, We removed black rayskin wrapping on the handle instead of waxing rope and we use 9260 spring steel with through hardened for more reasonable price. the fittings keep natural brass color. the blade with engraving of our company name in Chinese character. As we knew 9260 steel have well performance for tameshigiri of Japanese sword, It is also working for Chinese Jian. the scabbard are made out of rosewood.