This full tang blade has been constructed from 1060 high carbon steel with heat treated and oil quenched. The black color can prevent the blade from rusting. Normally, the black color will not fade unless you re-polish the blade. This black blade comes with a full Tang which greatly enhances the strength of the sword while swung. It has long HI on each side and a Chu-kissaki on the top of the blade. The blade is hand polished. Fine finished square alloy tsuba(guard) with one piece brass made habaki(blade collar). Two copper Seppas(spacer) secure the tsuba of the sword. The fuchi(sleeve) and kashira(buttcap) are made of alloy. The Tsuka(handle) has black genuine samegawa ray skin with black chemical fiber ito which is tightly wrapped in hineri-maki method and with two bamboo mekugi pinned and two copper dragon theme menuki(ornament) decorated. The Saya(sheath) has been constructed from hard wood with black high gloss lacquered. This Sword is well-crafted and well assembled, it is a good choice for Dojo students, gifts, and display.
Overall: 40.9" (103.9cm)
Blade Length: 27.7" (70.4cm)
Handle Length: 10.5" (26.7cm)
Blade: Handforged 1060 high carbon steel, full tang
Handle: Hardwood, genuine rayskin, synthetic silk ito and sageo, very tight hineri-maki wrap
Scabbard: Hardwood, high gloss finish