The Black Serpent Katana is another masterpiece of design from Shinwa with its unique and intricately detailed snake tsuba. Hand-forged by Shinwa’s master swordsmiths, using centuries-old techniques, the full-tang, 28 1/4” blade is crafted of Damascus steel. The hardwood handle is wrapped in black cord and white faux rayskin with menuki that match the snake-themed tsuba. The katana has a snake-themed, antique bronze finished, metal alloy tsuba that’s complemented by the matching pommel and handle collar. The 39 1/2” overall katana slides smoothly into a black lacquered, wooden scabbard with black cord-wrap accents.