The Kogane (Japanese for "gold") Dynasty forged katana is a superb item from the United Black collection. This beautiful katana measures 42" overall and features a hand forged 29 7/8" blade of 1060 Damascus steel folded 9 times to 1792 layers for superior strength and flexibility. The blade tang has an exclusive stamp that can only be found on a United Black sword blade. The Bushido Code's seven virtues: rectitude, courage, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor and loyalty are laser etched on the blade. The hardwood handle offers black sting ray and black leather wrap that accents the custom designed brass plated guard and menuki. The hardwood sheath is adorned with distinctive artwork and nylon cord wrap and custom knotted rope. United Cutlery, UC2579.