This is the first sword that Dane and Barry Dawson ever made and has never been replicated. It features a mirror polished blade with double fullers, .246" blade stock and 1.257" blade depth, hidden tang construction. The handle has a stainless steel tsuba and butt with a black linen micarta grip. The Saya was made by the Japanese American Sword Society in Phoenix. It is authentic Japanese light wood and original Japanese black lacquer paint. Excellent condition. Was made in September of 1986. Comes with a copy of an article in "Fighting Knives Magazine" discussing how the sword originated. The original copy was signed by Barry Dawson and dated 9/1/96.