During the Muromachi period, bloody wars were the norm. While many good swords were made during this time, the vast need caused smiths to switch to production line methods. Furthermore, the ferocity of the fighting caused the highly artistic techniques of the Kamakura period to be abandoned in favor of more utilitarian weapons. The Muromachi Katana was inspired by this period. Although the design is simple, the sword is fully functional. The full tang blade is hand-forged from 1064 high-carbon steel and is differentially tempered using a chemical process. This creates a prominent hamon line and makes the blade incredibly sharp and durable. The handle features simulated ray skin and imported Japanese cotton sageo. The tsuba is crafted from a specially formulated zinc aluminum alloy and features a custom spiral pattern that beautifully accents this unique sword. This katana is perfect for cutting and combat demonstrations. This sword comes with a free sword bag and display box.