This is a well-made colorful folded steel sword set, following the traditional Japanese process. The blades are very sharp and folded 13 times resulting in over 8,000 layers. After sharpening, the blade is etched with an oxidation process to give the surface it's black and red color. There are three different colors: black, red, and black & red. It comes with a black and red lacquered hard wood saya and silk sageo/ito, iron 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 Black and Red Folded Steel Samurai Sword Set Katana Wakizashi & Tanto Features:
Katana Measurements: Blade: 27.8", Handle: 10.6", Overall: 40.9", Weight (With Saya): 2.31 lbs
Wakizashi Measurements: Blade: 19.7", Handle: 8.1", Overall: 30.7", Weight (with Saya): 1.92 lbs
Tanto Measurements: Blade: 11.8", Handle: 7.7", Overall: 19.9", Weight (with Saya): 1.48 lbs