The SkyJiro Forge Warrior Katana has proven to be a very desirable entry level sword for martial arts and even the collector. Through the use of modern steel technology, the sword practitioner can be rest assured the through tempered Warrior Katana will be more forgiving in the event of "less than precise" techniques. This makes this functional katana an ideal cutter for the demand of repeated general practice. The Warrior Katana is fully hand-forged, hand shaped and hand polished with 1070 carbon steel and a single imitation hamon. SkyJiro has mounted this katana in quality furniture, used genuine Same panels, and the saya has excellent lacquer quality. The utilitarian design, offers just what is required to fulfill its purpose. This makes a superior handling sword with surprisingly strong cutting performance at a very reasonable price.