With sturdy full-tang construction, this Musha samurai katana sword is a fully functional work of art featuring a 27-1/2" high carbon steel blade complete with a fuller groove. It comes to you sharp right out of the box. The handle is encased in ray skin and wrapped in decorative cords. The cast tsuba has an antique finish with an attractive dragon strike design. Other authentic accents include a cast menuki and kashira. The brass habaki adds a splash of elegance, and a hand-painted scabbard completes the design.