Bought these swords awhile ago, like them a lot. made out of stainless steel, one peace from the blade to the pommel. there was some issues I had, the first them being so wickedly sharp they cut right through the cheap nylon sheath, also they don't like to stay on your back in the right position. I read on the Website that some people were having issues with the cord around the handle fraying, but when I first got it I took a lighter and burned the ends so they wouldn't fray. over all they are good swords, but they are somewhat off balanced when you hold them, they are really strong and I can cut through branches, stick them into logs, and mess around with them.