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 katana has a hand-forged, 28 7/10”” gold burned, T10 steel blade, which extends from a polished brass habaki. The hardwood handle is wrapped in genuine rayskin and green cord, featuring an antiqued brass dragon head pommel. The dragon-themed, antiqued brass tsuba is also complemented by an intricate, dragon-themed brass handle collar. The 40 9/10” overall katana slides smoothly into its green wooden scabbard, which has a black splatter-paint design and cord-wrap.