The Shinwa Dark Knight Damascus Steel Katana is one of the best values on the sword market today. The full tang blade is hand forged from 1045 and 1060 carbon steel that is folded 11 times, resulting in a remarkable, strikingly gorgeous 4,096 layers. The blade is then clay tempered, yielding a true hamon line and an impressive edge hardness of 58RC. The hardwood handle is traditionally wrapped in genuine ray skin. This sword features all the classic embellishments you love, including a brass habaki and menuki, as well an antique finished tsuba and kashira. A hand lacquered scabbard houses the magnificent 28" blade in glorious style.