This is the Ao-Doragon (Japanese for "green dragon") katana, another excellent sword from the United Black collection. This fully functional sword measures 43 1/8" overall and possesses a hand forged 29 1/2" mirror polished blade of 1045 carbon steel with a heavy blood groove and dragon etch. The blade tang has an exclusive stamp that can only be found on a United Black sword blade. The hardwood handle offers ray skin and deep green cloth cord wrapping with brass menuki and a uniquely designed cast metal guard and pommel. This item includes a coordinating hardwood sheath. United Cutlery, UC2584.