This is the Japanese Legend of the Dragon Samurai 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 black gloss finish and offers a traditional bull horn Sageo (Cord) which is used mostly for hanging. The aluminum alloy end cap and scabbard throat are both detailed with scenes. The handle of the sword is wooden and it is wrapped with a traditional braided style black nylon cord. The handle also sports a zinc alloy pommel with a dragon. The aluminum zinc alloy guard features a traditional square design with two dragons. A decorative Habaki (blade collar) helps to keep the blade in position with the handle.