Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community. These latest Practicals combine the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of our Practical fittings. The blades in the cutting styles are forged from 1566 steel and differentially hardened in the traditional way producing an edge hardness of HRC60 and spine hardness of HRC40. The removable handle is tightly wrapped in the tradtional style with imitation leather to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of kata or tameshigiri practice. The Katana Blades embody the classical design elements of the most prolific sword design in history. With their strong Shinogi Zukuri shape that accentuates the differential heat treatment, these blades are traditionally proportioned to appeal to the collector but they will also perform well in general cutting of hard or soft targets. Features: - High-Carbon Blade - Built for Martial Artists Specifications: - Overall length: 39" - Blade length: 27" - Handle length: 11" - Weight: 2lb 7oz - Point of Balance: 5" - Width at Guard: 1.35" - Width at Tip: 1.04" - Thickness at Guard: .26" - Thickness at Tip: .16" - Sori: 3/4"