This is the Prophecy Of The Golden Dragon Japanese 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 a wood with a midnight blue lacquer finish and hand painted gold accent matching the gold fittings. It also offers a traditional blue and tan color bull horn Sageo (Cord) which is used mostly for hanging. The aluminum gold accented 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 blue and tan nylon cord matching the Sageo on the scabbard. The handle also sports a gold color zinc alloy pommel with a dragon. The aluminum gold accent zinc alloy guard features a traditional square design with two dragons. A decorative gold color Habaki (blade collar) helps to keep the blade in position with the handle.