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 handle on the tanto is an attractive ribbed buffalo horn. Features: - High-carbon steel blade - Deeply lacquered black saya - Ribbed buffalo horn Specifications: - Overall length: 11 3/4" - Blade length: 6 3/4" - Handle length: 4" - Weight: 10oz - Thickness at Guard: .280"