The Practical Plus 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. The Practical Plus features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton wrap (Tsuka-Ito). 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. 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 - Traditional Construction - Built for Martial Artists Specifications: - Overall length: 39 " - Blade length: 28" - Handle length: 10 " - Weight: 2lb - Point of Balance: 5" - Width at Guard: 1.20" - Width at Tip: .85" - Thickness at Guard: .26" - Thickness at Tip: .18" - Sori: 3/4"