Ryujin was the supreme deity of the sea in Japanese mythology and is depicted as a dragon, symbolizing the power of the ocean. The cast brass gold and black tsuba of this sword was crafted using the powerful iconic dragon as the inspiration and the theme is carried through on the pommel, as well. The 28 3/4” 1060 high carbon steel blade is sharp and polished, also bearing a traditional heavy blood groove down its center. The hardwood handle is wrapped in genuine ray skin and black cotton cord with a dragon menuki. A black lacquered wooden scabbard houses the blade to protect it from the elements. Also included are a sword bag and decorative gift box.