A standard issued (and relatively unchanged blade), The Tibetan Straight Sword featured the trademark pattern “wave”, often placed directly on the blade of most Tibetan Swords. Made of sharpened iron, these blades were traditionally double-edged. Blades were around 28-inched in length. Hand Guards were rounded “Tubsa-types” with handles made of wood with wrapped multi-layered wiring (to assist with the grip of the welder). Often precious metals (gold and silver) were incorporated into the pommel of the blade. These Straight Swords were at their height of production and use from the 17th Century up to the mid-19th Century.