The tachi sword is handmade with damascus folded steel which is folded 13 times, creating 8192 layers. The blade is hand sharpened, clay tempered and hazuya polished. The hamon is authentic all the way up to the tip. It features full length no hi and defined Yokote and Chu-kissaki (tip). The tang is secured by two bamboo Mekugi. The tsuka has very tight hinerimaki (handle wrapping) using yellow synthetic ito over genuine white samegawa ray skin. The Tsuba (guard) is handcrafted brass. The Saya (..