This is a replica of Qing Dynasty Dao/sabre which was the primary weapon of common Chinese soldiers.We replicate forged this sword using folded steel with groove, clay tempered process according to traditional method. The features of this sword is the engraved iron fittings. very quality and elegant. the sword created as full tang construction, ready for real use. the scabbard and handle all all made of ebony. anyway, this is a very good sword whatever for display or real use.