A Kojiro katana is a completely resilient and reliable sword that can take the stresses others may not be able to take without breaking. Kojiro understands exactly what owning a high-quality katana means to a sword collector and their standard of excellence shows perfectly in the Black Gankyil Samurai Katana. The katana has a razor-sharp, 26 3/4” 1045 carbon steel blade, which extends from polished brass habaki. The hardwood handle is wrapped in genuine ivory-colored rayskin and black cord with Chinese dragon menuki. The round tsuba has a gankyil design, which is the symbol of three swirling blades, and the pommel has a matching design. The 39” overall katana slides smoothly into a matte black scabbard with a carved gankyil design to match the tsuba.