Inspired by the beauty of Japan's cherry blossom tree, our Shinwa Hand Forged Crimson Damascus Steel Katana is battle ready and display worthy. This sword offers a stunning high carbon 26 1/2" Crimson Damascus steel blade with a blood groove. The metal guard features Sakura and temple artwork with hand painted accents, which carries through the cherry blossom theme. A genuine ray skin handle is traditionally cord-wrapped with black nylon. The katana is protected by a hardwood scabbard with a high gloss black piano paint finish.