Shinwa is the only name for the power of Damascus steel, and you can't find a more functional or beautiful katana at this price! This sword measures 38 1/2” overall, and features a Damascus steel 27 1/2" blade that has been hand forged at over 1000 degrees and folded over 2000 times for pure cutting power. The blade offers a heavy blood groove in the traditional katana design and is built to perform with a razor sharp edge. The hardwood handle offers genuine ray skin with purple nylon cord wrap, brass menuki, and cast zinc tsuba. The coordinating sheath completes the authentic look and feel of this mighty weapon. Shinwa, KZ747PDZ.