Materials and Way of Forge:?Traditional hand forge Muku-kitae method. ?1060 High Carbon Steel with clay temper process. ?55 HRC blade hardness. ?Hamon and hardness created with temper process. ?Real hamon, not wire brushed or printed. ?Real ray skin wrapped grip with black cotton cord wrap. ?Extremely sharp hand honed edge. ?Steel tsuba, fuchi, and kashira; Brass habaki. ?Can be disassembled for care or display. ?Dual bamboo mekugi (peg), hardwood handle. ?Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish. ?39 3/4 in. overall, 27 1/2 in. blade, 10 3/4 in. handle. ?Includes black cotton sword storage/carry bag.