This is a Dragon Kwan Long Fighting Staff - or Naginata Sword. It is a full 5 feet long overall; the 19" blade itself is VERY sharp and made from stainless steel with a blood groove. The blade screws into the shaft for easy storage or transporation. The hardwood shaft has steel at both ends (where it screws as well as the end of the shaft) for strength and durability. The scabbard is hardwood and has carved Dragons on both sides.