This genuine authentic style sword is individually made by hand with a natural wood grip and scabbard covered with hand bound and braided leather.The high carbon steel blade is hand pounded and forged over hot coals, using many of the original techniques passed down through the generations of ancient sword smiths. The tsuba and end cap are individually hand cast in solid gleaming brass with a traditional solid copper band fitted to the blade. The workmanship put into this sword attests to it being an authentically functional original work of art! Includes a wood scabbard covered in braided black leather. From Ritter Steel.