Each Shinwa Sword is handmade and hand-folded using traditional methods, providing an authentic, unique experience. The Mikado Sword is both battle-ready and display-worthy with its unrivaled quality and meticulous attention to detail. It has a sharp, 27 9/10” 1045 carbon steel blade with a polished finish, which extends from a brass habaki and cast metal tsuba. The hardwood handle is traditionally wrapped in black cord over genuine white rayskin and the pommel is also cast metal. The 40 9/10” overall katana slides smoothly into a white, lacquered wooden scabbard with matching black cord-wrap accent.