Cold Steel uses only traditional materials for their Japanese sword's fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made and finely crafted in nickel silver brass. The Habaki (blade collar) is hand made out of nickel-silver brass and the hilt is covered in Samé (ray skin) and tightly wrapped in the traditional style with black silk cord. A beautiful Menuki (a small ornamental sculpture inserted between the ray skin and the cord wrappings on the handle) enhances the sword's aesthetic appearance and makes for a sword that is as traditional looking as Cold Steel can possibly make it.
·1055 carbon steel blade, heat treated to a spring temper
·Hand polished blade surface with distinctive mirror polish applied to fuller (blood groove)
·Genuine ray skin wrapped handle
·Traditional pattern black silk cord wrapping
·Black lacquered wood scabbard
·Made in China