Hand forged and sharpened by master Sokojikara sword smiths, each of these top-quality samurai katana swords features a 28.7" blade of 1060 high carbon Damascus steel for superior performance and excellent edge retention. Stunning details abound, including a custom-designed cast bronze tsuba and kashira and brass-plated accents, which give this once-in-a-lifetime katana sword a custom-commissioned look and feel. The genuine, top-grade ray skin handle is wrapped in traditional cords for added authenticity. This is a handmade, heirloom-quality piece that will passed down for generations. It includes a hand-lacquered scabbard 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.