The international governing body for Chinese Martial Arts competition, the International Wushu Federation, has established standards for swords in competition. This line of Competition Straight Swords meets those standards. The hollow-ground blade design strengthens the spine of the blade while keeping the tip flexible. This makes for a light, yet sturdy weapon with a balance that's ideal for competition or every day practice. Each weapon comes with a special tag that certifies that they have met the rigorous new standards for Competition. Straight Sword uses a flattened-diamond blade design. Comes in multiple sizes for a perfect fit. Comes with scabbard.