This is a sword that offers the best quality and price that other models simply cannot match! Measuring 40 1/2", this katana features a 29 1/4" blade constructed from 1055 carbon steel. The ray skin covered handle is traditionally wrapped with black braid cord and offers eye catching brass menuki. This katana includes a black lacquered wood sheath and blue violet cover bag. You will not find a sword of this caliber and at this price anywhere! Cold Steel, 88BKW.