This Saber, built for the Yang-style Tai Chi practitioner, is solidly built and tastefully decorated. The high-carbon steel blade is fully tempered, with excellent balance and flexibility.The brass fittings complement the genuine rosewood scabbard and handle beautifully. This Practical (blunt) version has the weight and balance of a live sword. The blade, with its refined tip and fuller spine makes for a great trainer. The experienced practitioner, who can appreciate a more accurate historical feel, will like this sword. See model SH 2380 for the Sharp version of the Yang Saber.