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 Red Empress Katana is a painstakingly handcrafted sword, using only the finest materials for spectacular visual allure and tremendous capability that’s absolutely unbeatable! The katana has a keenly sharp, 27 9/10” Damascus steel blade, which extends from a polished brass blade collar. It features a floral-themed brass tsuba, which is complemented by a brass pommel and menuki, both with the same floral theme. The hardwood handle is wrapped in genuine ray-skin and black cord and features a floral-themed brass handle collar. The 40 9/10” overall katana slides smoothly into its red lacquered wooden scabbard, accented with black splashes.