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 our swordsmiths at Sokojikara. The Golden Tiger Katana is a sublime specimen of that strength with its homage to the tiger - a fierce and powerful predator that attacks its prey with stealth and perfectly balanced skill. The sword has a hand-forged, razor-sharp, 27 1/4” T10 clay tempered steel blade that extends from a brass habaki. The sturdy wooden handle is wrapped in genuine black rayskin and then wrapped in black cord in the traditional style. The katana has a round intricate tiger-themed tsuba, crafted of solid brass and a decorative brass pommel to match. The 39 3/4” overall katana slides, just like a glove, into a black lacquered wooden scabbard with a black cord wrap accent.