The Musha Impeial Orchid Katana has a hand-forged blade of tempered and sharpened 1045 high carbon steel with a prominent bo-hi groove to reduce weight for increased striking speed. The tsuba is blackened steel and the habaki and seppa are brass. The wooden tsuka grip is crafted from wood and has panels of faux rayskin which are bound in black ito cord. The sword is matched with a companion saya scabbard of wood with a bold black and white serpent design and is completed with a black sageo cord. Included with the sword is a wooden table display stand and a separate cloth sword bag for storage / transport.