This Katana is a beautiful piece for the price! It has a 1065 clay tempered blade with a beautiful Hamon (Temper line), blue Tsuka Ito in Hinerimaki Tsukamaki, Blue Sageo, Blue Saya and an intricately detailed iron Tsuba. This Katana is particularly well balanced it feels very light in the hand. Comes in a full brocade box with stand, sword bag and maintenance kit. 39.5" Overall with a 27" sharpened, hand forged, clay tempered 1065 high carbon steel blade. An absolute bargain!