This ninja sword is beautiful and functional. The full tang blade is hand forged from high carbon steel. The guard is a traditional square design in blackened steel, and it is secured to the handle with a black steel Seppa. The handle features traditional style cotton wraps over imitation ray skin and blackened steel Menuki, and it is held to the blade with the traditional pair of bamboo pegs. The scabbard is the traditional wood style with cotton Sage-o wrap and the “Nin” symbol in a high gloss finish. 28″ blade, 39″ overall.