An imaginative person might consider Cold Steel Tachi Katana Sword as an expression of combative stance, as well as a weapon that embodies the reliable companionship one feels in the company of trusted comrades. The Tachi Katana has an elegant convex ground Damascus steel blade, hardened using the traditional clay tempering technique to create the uniquely Japanese blade Hamon. It has a brass Tsuba and fittings that have been attractively highlighted with black lacquer. Like Cold Steel’s other Japanese styled swords, it has the traditional hardwood handle with black silk cord wrapping, Samé insert, and an attractive Menuki. It comes complete with a terra cotta colored lacquered hardwood scabbard thatfeatures brass decorative fittings.