The Samurai Katana is the strongest and best performing Japanese style blade. A complex folding process and the use of Swedish powdered steel in the construction of these shinogi zukuri katana results in outstanding quality and performance as well as exceptional strength, edge holding, and beauty.. Overall length is 40" with a 26.5" carbon steel blade of 4mm thickness. A black scabbard and white cord wrapped handle add a simple elegance..[!brand:Master Cutlery! This sword is intended for display only...not swordplay!