After being burnished in the breath of The Red Dragon, Clarent is described as a 4 foot long, single-hand sword with a long blade inscribed with different designs and a leather-wrapped hilt with golden pommel and handguards. The pommel shows a dragon breathing fire, and the handguards depict two dragons fighting (probably the red and white dragons). It did not have these markings before. Since it was forged in a dragon's breath, its blade contains some of the dragon's flames within it. In battle, the blades sets itself on fire.