This new edition to Honshu exceptional sword line, the United Cutlery Honshu Samurai Sword, is sleek with a modern overall look. The 21 1/4 inch blade is made of 1065 manganese steel with a black coating. The handguard has a satin finish and the handle is a TPR injection which gives it a secure grip when you are wielding it. The sword is 762 mm (30 inches) in overall length. A heavy-duty sheath completes the package.