(copied from a previous reply to give more detail) Its a tripod configuration. The Sword acts as the lean point. Just get the legs right and your off and running! I built this in pieces. The legs and head are pinned in place with heavy gauge wire "dowels", pin and socket configuration. The sword is actually a piece of carved ratan with a sculpy guard. What you dont see is the sharp end fitted to a hole drilled into the right hoof. (hidden by the crook of the folded arms.). Thank you for your wonderful feed back!