The United Black collection yields another fully functional and high quality sword to the series with the Rurousha (Japanese for "nomad") katana. The Rurousha measures 41 1/4" overall and exemplifies the katana design as a tool of war and work of art. It offers 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 features a wide leather wrap to create a traditional look and feel. The cast metal guard offers a simplistic design that coordinates with the pommel. The hardwood sheath is adorned with leather wrap similar to that of the handle. United Cutlery, UC2582.