This is a sharp, full tang, "Battle Ready" sword Both beginners and avid collectors will appreciate the attention to detail on this piece! From the High Carbon steel blade, to the tight cord wrap (Ito) and copper guard (Tsuba), this sword is fully functional in every sense. The full tang blade extends to the end of the hardwood handle and comes razor sharp and thick. The wooden scabbard (Saya) includes a high gloss finish, nylon cloth, and metal Kurigata fittings. Take hold of your fantasy with this highly sought after samurai sword! Product Specifications: Cotton cord wrapped hardwood handle. High carbon steel blade w/ hand honed edge. Full tang battle ready sword (Not a "display replica"). Copper guard material (Tsuba). Hardwood scabbard (Saya) w/ glossy lacquered finish Blade Length: 27.5 in. Overall Length: 40 in Dual bamboo peg construction. This sword can be dismantled for care or display.