The Musashi Iaito provides an economical yet authentic sword for the Iaido practitioner. The blade is unedged for safety and forged from steel for more precise weight and balance than an aluminum blade can offer. The blade is also maintenance free, providing a lifetime of practice without worry of rust or tarnish. Mounted in black, the Musashi Elite is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas. The tsuka-ito is in leather over ray skin. These unedged training blades provide for safe drawing for the beginning practitioner of the 450 year old art of Iaido. Forged from stainless steel the tempered blades are not only maintenance-free but more importantly provide the correct weight and balance needed for the rigors of repetitive drawing and sword motion practice. Each blade has a deeply cut groove (bo-hi) to provide audible feedback when swung properly. Features: - 28in Steel Iaito Blade - Authentically constructed - Built for Martial Artists Specifications: Overall length: 39 " Blade length: 28" Handle length: 10 " Weight: 2lb Point of Balance: 5" Width at Guard: 1.19" Width at Tip: .88" Thickness at Guard: .25" Thickness at Tip: .18" Sori: 3/4"