The company Art Gladius, S.A. was founded in 1986 in Toledo, Spain. Since then, the company has been designing and manufacturing swords, daggers and other historical replicas based on museum originals and their own original designs. They produce historic replicas of the highest quality, mainly for decorative purposes. The Red Dragon Katana is definitely a show-piece with its uniquely crafted metal tsuba which is in the shape of a dragon with its tailed curled to complete the shape of the tsuba. The reproduction Japanese sword has a 26 3/4”, unsharpened stainless steel blade with a mirror-polished finish. It has a wooden handle wrapped in red, simulated snake skin and it has decorative metal accents with a pewter-color finish. The pommel of the handle is a stylized, pewter-colored metal dragon head to match the uniquely crafted, intricate dragon tsuba. The katana is 39 1/4” in overall length and comes with a red marbled scabbard with silver painted accents and red cord-wrap.