The Practical Plus Tanto features a hand-forged high-carbon steel blade that has been differentially hardened using a traditional claying method (HRC 60 edge, HRC 40 spine). The temper line is evident and prominent. The flat black saya features a black cotton sageo. The tsuka has genuine ray skin with a black synthetic leather tsuka-ito for better gripping qualities. The antiqued fittings on this set are decorated in a Japanese dogwood motif with a beautiful antiqued black sunburst tsuba. Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece. 11" bl, 16 1/2" ov.