Sword and Scabbard

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A very rare type of sword, with scabbard, due to the shape and combination of materials. The grip and guard of the sword are made of wood and leather covered with ray skin, the bottom edge of the guard is finished with copper gilt. The trefoil-style pommel is of a sandwich construction, with iron plaques decorated with pierced and engraved details. The blade is single edged and coated with a deep red coating, a long mantra has been painted over the length of the blade in dbu can script. The scabbard has a swelling at the top to cover the hilt of the sword, it has an iron frame around its entire edge and a band of shagreen along its length. The top, middle and bottom of the scabbard is decorated with iron and copper bands of pierced scrollwork.