This stunning layered blade demands attention! Hand folded and carefully shaped, no two swords are exactly the same. Over 1000 layers ripple across the sharp, hand honed blade. Attractive and well balanced, we can't stop admiring this katana blade. The photos do not do the blade justice! We are especially drawn to the unique layer patterns within the blood groove. Featuring steel tsuba and fittings with a two tone finish, full tang construction, real ray skin and dual bamboo pegs. Well suited to be the center of your katana collection, this sword comes ready for cutting use right out of the box. Product Specification: •Full tang, fully functional, and "battle ready." •Quality workmanship and attention to detail. •Traditional hand forge Muku-kitae method. •The blade is folded 10 times, tempered, and bathed in acid to make the layers dark and easy to observe. •Real ray skin wrapped grip with black cotton cord wrap. •Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish. •28 in. edge, 11 in. handle, 40 in. overall. About Masahiro and Ryumon: For more than 2600 years, the "City of Treasure Sword", Longquan, is known for making the best swords in the world. Located within the border of South Zhejiang, and under the Fengyang Mountain, Longquan is rich in resources which ar.