This is one wicked samurai sword style with a full tang, highly curved and sharpened blade. The guard (tsuba) is thick steel and features a battle hardened design. A highly polished hardwood scabbard (saya) shows off complex wood grains while keeping the 1045 high carbon steel blade safe. The hardwood handle is wrapped with dark nylon cord and a red pendent swings from the end (optional, and can be removed easily). This handmade katana has the most extreme curve out of our entire catalog. It is a functional sword and can be used for cutting.