The Japanese katana is one of the most popular sword designs, due to its reliability as a first-rate weapon and its intrinsic beauty. This fine example shows both of those qualities. Measuring 39" overall, this katana features a 27 3/4" hand forged, 1045 steel blade. The hardwood handle is covered with stingray skin and heavy blue nylon cord wrap, and is accented with a cast zinc guard and pommel. This item also includes a hardwood sheath with classic black lacquer finish. United Cutlery, UC2551.