This is a U.S. Marine Corps AUTHORIZED NCO SWORD. THE BLADE IS 28". This has been a display item only. The sword has been drawn from the scabbard only 3 times. Each sword is handcrafted in Toledo, Spain. The blade is made of stainless steel, tempered and hand-polished then acid-etched on both sides. The scabbard and grip are covered with real calf leather and all the brass parts are 24k goldplated. The cost was $500.00. The stand in the photo is hand made and hand rubbed ebony. If you would also like it the cost would be $140.00 for the stand alone.