The Phoenix always rises from the ashes, and this specially designed samurai sword conceptualizes that legend beautifully, featuring a hand-forged 1065 high carbon steel blade. This handmade blade was forged using time-honored Japanese clay tempering practices that give each blade a custom, one-of-a-kind look and feel. The ray skin handle is graciously wrapped in cord for a superb, samurai-worthy grip complete with authentic decorations including a cast zinc alloy tsuba with a phoenix deisgn, a brass-habaki, decorative menuki and stylish pommel. The hand-painted scabbard is a work of art with additional phoenix motifs, housing the 29" blade in style. It comes to you with a certificate of authenticity, sword bag and cleaning kit to keep this masterpiece in pristine condition.