Regal and worthy of the Imperial Palace, Shinwa’s Purple Empress Short Samurai Sword is definitely befitting of a Japanese Empress! It features a deep purple, carbon steel blade with an intricate golden flower design running the length of the spine. The handle is traditionally wrapped with genuine rayskin and features a purple cord-wrap to match the blade. The solid, metal alloy tsuba has a pewter color that complements the purple. The 20 1/2” blade slides perfectly into a black lacquered, wooden scabbard adorned with a gold spatter design.