This is the Guardian of the Dragon Oasis Samurai Japanese Katana Sword. The blade of the sword measures 26.75 inches and has been constructed from high carbon steel with a visible Hamon (temper line) and it comes slightly sharpened. The Saya (scabbard) is wooden with a dull blue speckled finish and offers a traditional bull horn Sageo (Cord) which is used mostly for hanging. The aluminum alloy scabbard throat is detailed with scenes and offers a black finish. The handle of the sword is wooden and its wrapped with a traditional braided style black nylon cord. The handle also sports a black zinc alloy pommel with a dragon. The black finish aluminum zinc alloy guard features a traditional two dragon oval shape design. A decorative black Habaki (blade collar) helps to keep the blade in position with the handle.