This is an excellent hand-crafted Damascus hand forged like early Japanese/Chinese Samurai Sword style. The Katana has the appearance of stunning Damascus steel blade with the traditional "weave lines" from hand forging and folding the steel many times. The hilt of the blade features an eagle head and the sheath as well as the hilt has a beautiful oriental floral design. The blade is signed. The sword shows a large Tsuba in brass. The piece is very well made showing the utmost craftsmanship. The sheath and sword have the same matching worked brass styling. The age of the sword is not known as the maker’s mark has not been translated, but the sword is believed to be of a very early age. Sheath and sword together measure 44.25”L. Sword is 41 3/8”L with a 26.75”L blade. Review the sword for age, originality, and provenance. This is being sold As-Is with not returns, bid accordingly. Originally sold for $4,680.00 with premiums.