This iaito utilizing light almuminium blade, suitable for beginer of iaido practicer. the most important is that you can drawing it easy, and produce very nice taichikaze(sword wind, you can hear the voice when you sword). Tsuka has rayskin inlays and dark brown ito wrapped. All fittings is made of solid brass. The saya has a kuroro high gloss black lacquer finish. this is classic iaito we recommended for those who plan to train battodo and iaido.