This Shinwa Dark Night Damascus Steel Katana is one of the greatest values on the sword market today. The full-tang blade is hand-forged of 1045 and 1060 carbon steel that has been folded 11 times resulting in 4096 layers. The blade was then clay tempered to produce a true hamon line and an edge hardness of 58RC. The hardwood handle is traditionally wrapped in genuine rayskin. This sword features all the classic embellishments you love, including a brass habaki and menuki and an antique-finished tsuba and kashira. A hand-lacquered scabbard houses the magnificent, 28" blade in glorious style.