Using the age-old process of clay tempering, to forge swords that have the perfect balance of strength and flexibility, has been completely perfected by the swordsmiths at Sokojikara. The Emerald Dragon Katana is a perfect specimen of the elegant form and unfailing function that you can always expect from a Sokojikara. The katana has a full-tang, hand-forged, 29” 1060 carbon steel blade, which extends from a polished brass habaki. The hardwood handle is wrapped in genuine rayskin and black cord, featuring brass menuki and an antiqued brass pommel. The Chinese dragon themed, brass tsuba is also complemented by an intricate antiqued brass handle collar. The 40” overall katana slides smoothly into its black wooden scabbard, with its colorful hand-painted gold and green dragon.