This sword embodies traditional Shirasaya style and grace in a modern day production. We put our focus on producing an unbelievably low priced yet fully functional Shirasaya, with emphasis placed on a razor sharp blade direct from the factory. Hardwood construction from end-to-end with high gloss black finish, just looks brilliant in person! The blade is secured with traditional means and can be removed for care or display. The blade is tempered and you will not see a machined cutting edge. Typical retail on a product like this is $99-to-$129 and we expect to sell out of this model quickly. Includes free black cotton sword carry and storage bag.