The Practical Pro Elite Katana has an extended tsuka and a thicker and longer (29) Performance Series blade with a finer polish when compared to others in the Practical series. The blade is forged in high-carbon steel and differentially hardened using the traditional claying method. The rayskin-covered tsuka is wrapped with cotton ito and is double-pegged for safety. The saya is finished in a deep black lacquer with a black Japanese cotton sageo. The fittings (koshirae) are finished in antiqued black iron. The katana feature a round Kuruma tsuba, which represents the Wheel of Dharma, symbolizing the Buddhist concept of the Noble Eightfold Path. Features: - 1065 High-Carbon Blade - Fine Polish - Quality fittings Specifications: - Overall length: 44" - Blade length: 29" - Handle length: 14" - Weight: 2lb 13oz - Point of Balance: 4" - Width at Guard: 1.40" - Width at Tip: 1.05" - Thickness at Guard: .30" - Thickness at Tip: .20" - Sori: 3/4"