The original Beile (Lord in Manchu), also known as the "Banner Lords" and "Iron-Capped Princes" were the sons of Nurgaci, founder of the Qing Dynasty. After his death the Beile Hong Taiji was selected as Khan. paul Chen's Beile Dao commemorates this Prince. Its beautifully detailed Iron furniture complements the patterning of the Damascus blade and the rayskin-covered scabbard adds to the rugged richness of the sword. Truly a collector piece and creating a demand in its homeland, this sword will only be available in limited quantities.