A real showpiece, the Shinwa White Emperor Samurai Short Sword is also a fully functional piece for your sword collection. The hair-splitting sharp blade is premium carbon steel that is etched with an intricate gold design. Genuine rayskin was used to wrap the handle and white cord is wrapped Samurai-style over it, ending in two streamers. A modest, oval-shaped tsuba of black metal alloy sits above the blade. The black lacquered, wooden scabbard is definitely attention-getting with its gold, painted design and white cord-wrap accent. A soft and silky sword bag comes with the sword for storage and carry.