The Practical Plus Katana provides a very economical cutting sword. Using more traditional fittings and construction methods. The hand-forged high carbon steel blade is forged and differentially hardened in the traditional claying method with a prominent hamon. The Practical Plus features genuine rayskin on the tsuka, with a wrap (tsuka-ito) specially developed for its gripping qualities. The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with lion dog menuki, and the handsome tsuba is of an iron "sunburst" design with a brass habaki. 27 1/4" bl, 40 1/2" ov.