The long seax, a sword made for a king. Thr damascus blade is carbon steel with over 520 layers forged to a tree ring pattern, sharpened to a wicked edge. Brass engraved furniture (pommel and guard) hold a hickory heart wood grip, hand sanded to a glass like smoothness. Hand tooled leather sheath/scabbard has many ways of attachment. Shoulder straps, belt loop, brass ringed leather attachment points. However you wear a sword this will work. This is the finest seax we have ever made, one of a kind and as stated above fit for a king, a Nordic King!