Hi! My name is Anna, "You'd really like me if you got to know me. I've known me for years and I love me."
"The steel scraped as Emery pulled the blade form the metal sheath"
NO! Just no. This is one of my many technical pet-peeves. There. I've said it. Scabbards aren't lined with steel. They never were and presumably never will be. There's no metal grinding against metal! Damn it.
I almost threw my e-book reader at other bus passengers.