The Ronin Katana #8 has a sharp, 1045 high carbon steel blade that has been differentially tempered, leaving a visible, wave-like hamon of harder edge steel. The tsuba, fuchi and kashira grip fittings are of a zinc alloy. The habaki and seppa are of brass. The wooden tsuka grip is wrapped with rayskin and overlaid with knotted black cotton Ito cord. A pair of menuki of zinc alloy have been fitted beneath the Ito grip wrap.
The Saya scabbard of wood is coated with black lacquer and fitted with a black cotton Sageo cord. Comes with a black cloth sword bag. This type of sword is considered an entry-level cutter by Ronin Katana. Ronin advises that they are safe to use against single soaked tatami mats, as well as water bottles and similar targets. Ronin discourages their use against hard targets, as well as thick, hard plastic jugs