According to legend, the true Excalibur sword was bestowed upon King Arthur by an enchantress, the Lady of the Lake, when Arthur and the wizard Merlin took a boat to the middle of her magical lake where a hand holding a beautiful sword was raised out of the water. The moment is commemorated by this exquisitely fashioned, metal letter opener set in an ornately sculpted holder that looks like an arm clad in armour. The letter opener overall dimentions are 2 inches wide by ½ inch deep, by 9½ total height. The blade is 6¼ inches long. This functional art makes a unique gift for anyone who enjoys the rich romance of Arthurian legend or a fantastic statement accent for your own desk. What better gift to give a man who has been an example of honor, like a knight in shining armour?