United Cutlery's powerful Black Rurousha Forged Damascus Katana exemplifies the inspiration of traditional samurai katana swords. Each one of these masterpieces features a powerful 30" heat forged Damascus steel blade, folded nine times, yielding 1,792 layers and a kaleidoscope of whirling patterns. The striking Damascus is offset with a gleaming brass menuki and a wooden handle with leather cord wrappings. The Japanese character etchings on the blade translate to "United Strong Steel." Measures 41 1/4" overall.