17" length. Single edged cleaver shaped blade decorated each side. One with nobles at their leisure and the opposite with fighting horned demons above animals. The base with the figure of a noble slaying a tiger. The two contrasting scenes suggesting that life is peaceful and good so long as evil is dealt with. The peaceful scene bordered with a band of calligraphy, undeciphered, but definitely dialectal, not simply decorative, as there are no repeats. Our attempts to have it translated have been unsuccessful suggesting that it is cabalistic or a secret script as sometimes used by clerics. The very stuff that Indiana Jones thrives on!