The sword has a single-edged watered steel blade, while the hilt features openwork gilt bronze scrolling vines on the pommel and forte. The wooden grip is covered with leather and the velvet scabbard has similarly decorated gilt mounts.
Derek, if this is all just a dream, why do you look so worried?
Actresses that I absolutely adore - I’ve always been a black sheep. That’s a hard thing to be until you find your calling in life. I was bullied a lot at school, probably because I was perceived to be different from everyone else. But it’s so much of a relief when something works out for you as acting has done for me. I do believe in a kind of rough justice. I wouldn’t regard myself as a success just yet, and I don’t want to jinx it, but I do feel vindicated by what I’ve achieved so far.