The furniture of each piece in the Great Wave Set displays the renowned Tomoe motif used frequenly for family crests and shrine decoration. The tsuba, fuchi, & kashira are made of blackened iron and feature the Tomoe crest (mon). The blades are hand-forged from T10 high-carbon steel and are differentially hardened using traditional claying methods. The temper line (hamon) is evident and prominent. Each piece has a deeply lacquered black saya with a one-piece brass habaki construction. Real ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka, and the tsuka-ito and sageo are made of premium woven Japanese black cotton. The katana and wakizashi are constructed with a long (o) kissaki and are well suited for cutting exercises (tameshigiri). Features: - High-carbon steel - Deeply lacquered black saya - Ideal for cutting exercises Specifications: - Overall length: 40 1/2" - Blade length: 28" - Handle length: 11 1/2" - Weight: 2lbs 10 oz - Point of Balance: 5" - Width at Guard: 1.27" - Width at Tip: .95" - Thickness at Guard: .30" - Thickness at Tip: .25" - Sori: 3/4"