Each piece in the Shinto Daisho (SH1001 & SH1015) has a hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade with Bo-Hi. The blade is differentially hardened using the traditional claying method. The Shinto is mounted in black and the tsuka-ito is made of premium black Japanese cotton. The saya is finished in a deep black lacquer with a black cotton sageo. A finely rendered dragon, detailed in gold, with true front-and-back detail, forms the black iron tsuba. The fittings are superbly antiqued adding to the aesthetics of the set. The Shinto is supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit. Features: - Forged high-carbon steel blade - Built for cutting - Traditional construction Specifications: - Overall length: 39 1/2" - Blade length: 27" - Handle length: 11 3/4" - Weight: 1lb 14oz - Thickness at Guard: .260 - Weight in box: 5lb 4oz - Box height: 44 1/4" - Box width: 5 1/2"