This bokken is great for practice as it is constructed of wood with a blue finish. The golden design looks like spun gold and makes for an overall exquisite piece especially since it is paired with a blue finish. Use this weapon for training and sparring. ABS guards are provided to protect the hands. Included is a carrying case. This short case is made very durable from a tough nylon construction with a hard inner lining which helps the sword stay in place. Overall Length: 40.25 Inches.