For katanas that are unlike any others, Shinwa is always the way to go! The Royal Defender Katana is an exceptional example of the quality that you'll consistently find with Shinwa. The blade has been hand-forged from premium carbon steel and expertly secured in the hardwood handle. The handle is traditionally, hand-wrapped in bright purple cord and the black, circular tsuba has an open-work design. The blade slides smoothly into its black lacquered, purple speckled scabbard, which has purple cord-wrap to match the handle. The sword also comes with a cloth storage bag.