Incredible attention to detail has been applied to create this sword. Original Historic designs were incorporated into the intelligent form this sword displays. Carbon steel is mined from the source and hand selected for each blade. The forging process is traditional and always makes for a strong sword. Each edge of the double sided blade is factory unsharpened for safety. It can be professionally sharpened for the avid collector or sword enthusiasts. For superior rigidity, a central ridge travels from the tip of the blade to the end of it. At the base of the blade is an Accurate vinyl leather wrap. Stitching traditionally holds the wrap in it's place. The cross guard is about 10 inches wide and features an original Chappe (Rain Guard). The carbon steel blade goes into the solid wooden handle that is wrapped with a formidable vinyl leather and stitched for absolute grip. The weighted pommel has been chrome plated and sports a satin finish. William Wallace is a historical figure from Scotland. He lead his army to victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge (1297 a.d.). Guardian of Scotland was his title, and William Wallace became a part of Scottish heritage. This William Wallace sword was unique for the time period, but proven to be an unmatched weapon on a historic battlefield.