This WAKIZASHI is made of folded Steel, oil quenched with a polished mirror-like surface. It is a very strong sword made with ancient methods. The blade is repeatedly heat treated and hand forged to remove impurities. The whole blade has been 13 times folded to create the 8192 layers, which cast flexibility and hardness of the blade in a large degree. It has Long HI(blood grooves) running the full length of the blade and a chu-kissaki on the top, this not only allows for a li..