Using a sword design recognized as the weapon wielded by Zatoichi, the famous blind swordsman character of Japanese films and television, Shinwa adds to its reputation for superior sword making. This Red Nodachi measures 40 1/4" overall. Features a stunning heat tempered, hand forged Damascus steel 28 3/8" blade, and is build to perform with a razor sharp edge. The beauty of the Damascus steel is highlighted by the blazing red lacquer finished of the hardwood handle and sheath. This is yet another example of the true beauty and functionality produced by the masters at Shinwa! Shinwa, KZ351D.