This is a fine example of a bronze sword from the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China (770-476 BC). It is solid and stable with no signs of repair or restoration. The blade is ever-so-slightly bent, but it does not detract form the overall beauty and value of this piece. This piece is a little longer than average at 48cm. Due to the recent import ban on Chinese antiquities (Jan of 2009) these items are sure to increase in value and become harder to find. Don't miss this opportunity.