Hand forged and sharpened by master Sokojikara swordsmiths, this top-quality katana features a 28 1/2" blade of 1060 high carbon steel for superior performance and excellent edge retention. Stunning details abound, including brass-plated accents and a custom-designed cast bronze tsuba and kashira, which give this once-in-a-lifetime katana a custom-commissioned look and feel. The genuine, top-grade ray skin handle is wrapped in traditional cord for added authenticity. This is a handmade, heirloom-quality piece that will passed down for generations. It includes a hand-lacquered saya to house the blade, a certificate of authenticity attesting to its prestige, a reference guide, silk dust cover and collector"s cleaning kit to keep it in pristine condition.