This sword carries a carbon steel blade, sharp with a hamon. The handle is black nylon cord wrapped with faux black ray skin and traditional gold Menuki. The Pommel is much decorated matching the habaki. The scabbard is made from natural wood with black solid paint and carries the traditional nylon cord bull horn. The scabbard also has the Japanese traditional writing, the mark of the samurai. Overall Length: 37.5 Inches.