Handmade with meticulous attention to fine detail, this Musashi Katana Sword is a fully functional work of art! The 1060 carbon steel blade has been hand forged and sharpened, and honed to a razor"s edge right out of the box. Traditional elements including a decorative tsuba and brass-plated habaki and menuki dress add even more authenticity and style. The handle is encased in genuine ray skin and wrapped in heavy decorative cords. A hand-painted scabbard houses the 27-1/2" blade.