This Practical Iaito has an unsharp training blade forged from stainless steel. The blade provide the correct weight and balance needed for the rigors of repetitive drawing and sword motion practice, deeply groove (bo-hi) to provide audible feedback when swung properly. the quality brass fittings mounted. artificial silk ito wrapped on tsuka with hishigami, and genuine rayskin inlay. the saya finished with quality black lacquered, kurigata, koiguchi and kojiri are made out of horn.