This is a ninja sword with a hi-tech look and feel to it! This sword is one solid piece of black anodized, 420 stainless steel. It stretches 27" overall with a 17 1/4" razor sharp cutting edge. The nylon cord wrapped handle offers a no-slip grip for sure wielding and precision strokes. This item includes an impact resistant ABS nylon shoulder sheath. This is a great sword at a fantastic price! Timber Wolf, TW76.