Hello all, Here is a large two-handed ring dao sword, with a blade made of titanium san mai construction. The style is a futuristic version of the Chinese ring dao that became popular during the Sui Dynasty, a short but potent transitional period between the Han and Tang dynasties. Toward the end of the Han dynasty, straight dao with a ring pommel started to replace the jian double-edged sword as a primary infantry weapon. This type of sword was made ubiquitous during the Sui Dynasty which united China, and was carried into the subsequent Tang Dynasty period. The blade is forge-welded san mai, with a core of Russian body armor titanium alloy, clad with USA tank armor titanium alloy. Dan Keffeler and I made this billet and some others last winter, during a huge burst of effort facilitated by Ed Schempp. I think a san mai construction is pretty much the pinnacle of titanium alloy sword blade construction. OAL: 40.75" Blade: 29" full convex Hilt: titanium alloys Handle: rubber, nylon, leather As with most of my swords, the handle can flex a bit along with the blade so the entire piece can flex as one and absorb shock. Sorry about the weak pics. The sword was difficult to photograph. VIDEO! Thanks for looking!