This highly ornate athame is decorated with a faux brass hilt, as well as a faux brass sheath. Both the handle and the sheath are decorated with intricate patterns of knotwork and leaves, presenting a more elegant appearance than most bladed tools. The sheath also comes adorned with a long, braided red tassel, in a style similar to many other eastern blades, that can be used to fasten it to a belt and locks the knife in place so that that a button must be pressed to release it. The blade itself measures approximately 5.5 inch, and is etched with the winding form of an oriental dragon. Including the handle, the athame has a total length of 9.5 inch and the blade is 5.5 inch, making it a marvelous ritual tool. This double edged blade is NOT FOR SALE IN MA.