A functional samurai sword, and a work of art by the master smiths at Ryumon - folded high carbon steel blade with visible layers. Please note that this item will ship out in 3 To 5 business days after an order has been placed. Specifications: Battle ready and completely handmade by Ryumon sword masters. AISI 1060 High Carbon Steel tempered with clay method. 45 RC hardness of Shinogi-ji, 58 RC hardness of Ha. Hamon and hardness created with temper process. Real hamon, not wire brushed or printed. Real ray skin wrapped grip with black cotton cord wrap. Extremely sharp Edge. Polished brass tsuba, fuchi, and kashira. Serialized Certificate of Authenticity printed on silk scroll. Includes silk sword bag, users manual, and cleaning kit. Fully functional practical katana. 40 1/8 inches in overall length, 28 inch blade, and 10 3/4 inch handle.