Wow, what can I say. This customer had this beautiful family heirlom which is this Civil War Confederate Sword. The piece is made of Cherry and is based off of a Civil War Officers desk that was attributed to Kentucky which is where the family is from. The construction is as close to period as I was able to keep it. The grey cloth in the back ground is made by a company that uses traditional dying methods to replicate traditional civil war uniforms. The finish is a Lye died and Linseed Oil and wax combination.