The Practical Plus Katana provides a very economical cutting sword. Using more traditional fittings and construction methods. The blade is forged and differentially hardened in the traditional claying method with a prominent hamon. The Practical Plus features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a wrap (Tsuka-Ito) specially developed for its gripping qualities. The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with lion dog menuki, and the handsome Tsuba is of an iron sunburst design with a brass habaki. Features: - Fully functional - Hand-forged high-carbon steel blade - Differential tempering Specifications: - Overall length: 40 1/2" - Blade length: 27 1/4" - Handle length: 12 1/4" - Weight: 2lb 5oz - Point of Balance: 5 1/2" - Width at Guard: 1.21" - Width at Tip: .90" - Thickness at Guard: .28" - Thickness at Tip: .21" - Sori: 3/4" - Box height: 45" - Box width: 5"