This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword, following the traditional Japanese process. The blade is very sharp and folded 14 times resulting in over 16,000 layers. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black and red color. It comes with a natural hard wood saya with buffalo horn koiguchi, tiger themed copper fittings, and genuine same (rayskin). The tang is secured into the handle with two bamboo mekugi. It is a very good choice for Dojo students, gifts, cutting practice, and display. It is durable enough for cutting tameshigiri and bamboo. Each sword is individually handmade so specifications vary slightly from sword to sword.
Hand Forged Red Folded Steel Tiger Katana Samurai Sword Features:
Shipping Weight: 4.41 Lbs