Elegantly appointed and skillfully handcrafted with some of the finest materials available, the surprisingly affordable Ten Ryu Oriental Dahlia Katana has the look, feel and ferocity of swords priced two and three times as high. The breathtaking design and painstaking attention to detail is nothing short of remarkable - intricately cast rosettes, floral patterns and other magnificent trappings adorn the sword and saya (or scabbard) from top to bottom. Forged from pro grade 1045 high carbon steel, the 28 1/2" blade is a force to be reckoned with. It boasts an impossibly sharp, extraordinarily resilient edge that makes quick, clean work of rolled straw mats, thick bamboo and other challenging materials, all the while retaining its carefully honed, keen bite. In the traditional Japanese style, soft black cord envelops the Oriental Dahlia's faux ray skin handle for a delightfully tactile, no-slip grip. The gleaming gold-colored metal accents that blanket the guard and pommel offer a stark, eye catching contrast to the the surrounding black. Equally well appointed, the Oriental Dahlia's included saya, aka scabbard, is a masterwork in its own right. It's decked out in sumptuously designed metal alloy fittings, as well as a distinctive melange of contrasting cord styles and colors. There's no question - Ten Ryu's Oriental Dahlia Katana is a mesmerizing feast for the eyes. Incredible as they are, the Dahlia's looks pale in comparison to the otherworldly wielding experience it provides. Don't neglect such a rare opportunity to own such an outstanding sword at such an unimaginably low price!