No edged weapon has ever been surrounded with such mystique and tradition. The katana is so closely associated with the Samurai that it became known as the “soul of the samurai.” It was both weapon and symbol, forged as a religious act and wielded with superhuman skill. Please note katana is shipped razor sharp. A magnificent long sword made traditionally by master sword smiths. High carbon steel. Heavily lacquered saya. Real ray skin. Metal parts w/copper tsuba. Includes sateen cotton sword bag & cleaning kit. $20.00 additional Shipping & Handling charge with item.