Wonderful blade!! Came in a quality wrap over the scabard/blade itself; the blade itself is also wrapped in plastic to keep it from the wax of the scabbard. It makes a nice clink once placed fully into the scabbard and of couse it's a smooth draw! Beautiful design, esp bc the blade has more of a marbled look than anticipated! I love this blade, I'll be using it in a wedding ceremony with these colors so it was all around a perfect experience!