Shinwa swords have a quality standard like no other and you won't find a more functional or beautiful katana at this price! This sword measures 41 3/8" overall, and features a 28 1/4" hand-forged Damascus steel blade that has been folded more than 2,000 times for pure cutting power. The blade offers a heavy blood groove in the traditional katana design and is build to perform with a razor sharp edge. The handle offers genuine ray skin with a red nylon cord wrap, a cast zinc menuki and tsuba. The coordinating wood scabbard completes the authentic look and feel of this mighty weapon.