Madera, Spanish for wood. This fighter became defined by the material. First of all, the blade. It is made from a mosaic damascus that looks like wooden crates getting sucked into a black hole. (Ok, that was a stretch...taking suggestions.) I've seen cavalry sabres with a blade grind like this for years, and decided to try it. It's not really a fuller the way you'd normally see it. Really it's a deep hollow grind as the primary blade grind with a thicker section at the edge that is rolled to a convex edge. It makes for a very light blade, and looks cool, too.
The guard is satin stainless, sculpted into a flowing thorn at the tip, a blued steel spacer, and finally the nicest piece of Turkish walnut on my shelf. The butt of the handle is carved to mirror the sculpting on the guard. I put a lot of time into the super high gloss finish that lets you practically see into the wood.
The sheath, in keeping with the theme is embossed with a wood grain pattern and capped off with a medallion of the same steel as the blade.
Blade is 8.75" with an overall of 14"