The blade of this Shirasaya sword has been constructed of damascus folded steel. Clay temper results in the real hamon and blade has been polished to a mirror polish using Japanese water stones. The masame folding pattern is clearly visible. The blade comes full tang, two bamboo mekugi secure the tang of the sword into the tsuka. NO-HI is to enhance the power for cutting. The handle and saya are both made of hard natural wood and bull horn koiguchi (the mouth of the scabbard or its fitting). It ..