This is it, the Bushido Samurai Sword of War! The heat treated full tang blade stretches to the end of the hardwood handle and is secured in place with a triple peg construction. The guard is intricately detailed and this sword comes complete with gold highlights from bottom to top. Sword Highlights: 440 Stainless Steel 41" overall length Black lacquered scabbard with gold fittings Battle Ready Low Price About Bushido: Bushido, meaning "way of the warrior," is a Japanese code of conduct and a way of life, loosely analogous to the European concept of chivalry. Aspects of the code can be said to have developed between the 11th to 14th centuries. According to the Japanese dictionary Shogakukan Kokugo Daijiten, "Bushido is defined as a unique philosophy (ronri) that spread through the warrior class from the Muromachi (chusei) period."