The process of clay tempering this 29” T10 carbon steel blade gives it the strength and flexibility, which is the hallmark of a high-quality sword. Through this differential hardening process, clay is used to create the difference in temperature on the edge and the spine of the blade to achieve a blade that is a masterpiece of perfection. The katana features a traditional, black cord-wrapped handle and a brass tsuba with a simple design. The uniquely, decorative design of the habaki further complements the overall vision of this sword. The sleek and elegant scabbard has hand-painted, autumn-colored maple leaves on a background of black lacquer. This is one of the features that makes this katana a pure work of art and a showpiece. It comes in a decorative fabric bag and wooden gift box and it is 39 1/2” in overall length.