This Musashi samurai warrior katana features a hand-forged and sharpened 1060 high carbon steel, double-edged blade with a fuller groove. It comes to you honed to a razor's edge right out of the box. The antique-finished tsuba features a samurai warrior motif with an antique brass finish. Other brass accents include a habaki, menuki and kashira. The handle is encased in genuine white ray skin with black cord wrappings. The hand-painted scabbard houses the 27 1/2" blade.