The Purple Empress Short Samurai Sword presented by Shinwa is definitely regal and worthy of the Imperial Palace. Befitting of a Japanese Empress, it features a deep purple, carbon steel blade with an intricate golden flower design running the length of the spine. The solid, metal alloy tsuba has a pewter color that complements the violet purple of the magnificent blade. The handle is traditionally wrapped with genuine rayskin and features a purple cord-wrap to match the blade. The 20 1/2” blade slides perfectly into a black lacquered, wooden scabbard adorned with a gold spatter design, giving the short sword and overall luxurious, majestic look.