This handmade masterpiece will leave you astonished every time you behold its beauty. Each one features a hefty 1045 carbon steel blade that has been heat forged and hand sharpened to yield a razor-sharp edge. Ornate embellishments such as the brass tsuba, menuki and pommel accent the ray skin handle. Generously wrapped in heavy black cording, the handle is a work of art in itself and provides a ninja-strong grip as you wield the powerful blade. A hand-painted wooden scabbard houses the 27-1/2" blade.