The Elven sword was unique in Middle-earth, and represented the pinnacle of matching a weapon to the warrior who wielded it. The widely spaced grip was developed by the Elves to give them maximum rotation when moving the sword through the whirling strike that was their own distinctive attacking style. This sword is handcrafted with a real stainless steel blade, however it is a nonfunctional prop replica for display only. This officially licensed and superb quality reproduction item is an exact replica of the High Elven warrior sword that appears in the opening battle sequence of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Measuring 49 3/4″ overall, this elegant and deadly sword features a 29 1/8″ tempered, 420 stainless steel, false edged blade. The 25 inch solid metal handle offers a simulate leather grip accented with brass plated Elven vine designs. This item includes a 23″ x 9″ x 3/4″ wood display plaque,with silkscreen design, hardware, instructions and a parchment certificate of authenticity.