Detailed Specs of the Katana: Blade: The blade of the katana has been constructed from differentially hardened forge folded 1060 carbon steel with a bohi. The blade features 8,000 layers of steel, giving the blade a ayasugi-hada with some mokume-hada. The hamon has been authentically created with a midare pattern. There is medium niku on the blade, making the blade appropriate for medium traditional targets. The tip of the blade is a chu kissaki with a kaeri-asashi turn back. The blade comes full tang and very sharp. Saya: The saya features a glossy red and black piano lacquer finish and bull horn koiguchi. The sageo is high quality black and red chemical fiber. Tsuka: The tsuba is two tone oxidized brass with a scene of bushi on a battle field. The tsuka features two smoked bamboo mekugi. The ito is black cotton over ray skin samegawa. The fuchigashira is brass. The Katana includes a wooden gift box, cleaning kit, sword bag, and certificate of authenticity. Please note that item specs will vary slightly from sword to sword. Note: Stand sold separately.
Overall Length:39.25 " Blade:Very Sharp Nagasa Length:27.5 " Blade Material:1060 Carbon Steel Tsuka Length:10.75 " Niku:Medium Blade Thickness @ Habaki:0.317 " Sori:0.697 " Blade Thickness @ Kissaki:0.22 " Kissaki Length:1.67 " Blade Width @ Habaki:1.244 " Blade Construction:Forge Folded Mono Steel Blade Width @ Kissaki:0.843 " Hamon:Midare Weight W/O Saya:2.40 lbs Balance Point:4 " Tsuba Material:Brass Hardness of Yakiba:58 degrees Ito & Sageo Material:Chemical Fiber Fuchigashira Material:Brass Manufacturer:Musashi Mekugi:Smoked Bamboo Double Mekugi Condition:Brand New Accessories:Box, Sword Bag, Cleaning Kit & Certificate
Shipping & Returns
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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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