A stunning homage to one of the greatest warlords in Japan’s long, storied history, the Uesugi Kenshin Historical Replica Katana features rustic, earthy appointments and a distinctive design characteristic of swords from 16th century Sengoku-era Japan. The brilliant 27 1/2" satin finished carbon steel blade is hand hammered and boasts a biting bevel and display edge, highlighted with a classic wavy hamon line. Beautifully offsetting the vibrant gleam of the blade, a mellow antiquated patina shrouds the ornately detailed brass guard and habaki. The guard depicts an image of the legendary Kenshin in striking raised relief, and natural fiber cord encircles the handle for a delightfully tactile grip and a clean, elegantly primitive look. Echoing the handle, desert-tan sisal fiber gracefully adorns the included wooden saya, which is painted matte black and decked out in delicately carved kanji. Charming, iconic and unique, the 37 1/2” Uesugi Kenshin Historical Replica Katana is an ideal showpiece for any sword, historical arms or Japanese cultural collection. Not a collector? No problem. This gorgeous reproduction sword looks fantastic all on its own – on a mantle, shelf, mounted on a wall or even simply leaned against the wall.