Our Sea Serpent Katana, crafted by the expert swordsmiths of Shinwa, is another fine example of the artistry you only get with a hand-forged sword. From the cast metal round tsuba, that’s a bronze-colored masterpiece with an intricate sea serpent theme, to the gold-colored menuki, placed under the traditional wrapping, it is absolutely gorgeous. The katana has a sharp, hand-forged 28 3/4” 1045 carbon steel blade that extends from a brass habaki and you can see the distinctive hamon line. The wooden handle is traditionally wrapped in genuine black rayskin and blue cord-wrap and the pommel is cast metal. The 41 3/4” overall katana slides smoothly into a lacquered midnight black, wooden scabbard with a blue cord-wrap accent.