Cold Steel's Imperial katana is one of the finest and most traditional looking swords that can possibly be found. This katana measures 40 3/4" overall and features a fully sharpened 29 3/8" blade of 1055 carbon steel. The carefully hand polished blade is designed with a blood groove that has a distinctive mirror polish applied to it. The hilt is covered in ray skin and tightly wrapped in the traditional style with black silk braid cord. The guard, pommel, and collar are all crafted in nickel-silver brass. This katana also includes a black lacquered wood sheath and blue violet cover bag. This fully functional sword will quickly become a prized part of your collection! Cold Steel, 88K.