Legacy Arms leads the way in the affordable sword market creating tough, well made items for the Medieval Sword enthusiast. All blades are tempered 5160 steel with a robust apple-seed edge. The hilt construction is typically in steel (passing the magnet test) unless noted and the grips are leather over wood. The tangs are peened over the pommel. The fit and finish of these swords from Legacy Arms is quite impressive, and would be at twice the price!