Traditionally this sword is hung in the family room to protect home and hearth from evil, and promote good Feng Shui. This heavy sword has a solid forged-steel blade that bear the Chinese characters for "Protect the Family Precious Sword" with an engraved dragon and seven-star constellation. This is a premium Kung Fu sword from China's greatest forge, Dragon Well (Lungchuan.) The fittings are covered with the Chinese characters for longevity. The scabbard is made from dark-grained hardwood. 30" blade, 40" overall (note that there might be slight variations as each sword is handcrafted).