This is an antique made in hundreds of years ago. There are imperfections or blemishes due to aging. Please see the close-up pictures and movie for details. [Overview] Blade length:66.2cm/ 26.06 inches Curvature: 1.2cm / 0.47 inches Total length: 103.0cm/ 40.55 inches Blade Weight: 611.0g Total Weight: 1166.0g Age: Muromachi era.[Accessories] NTHK certification paper, Cloth Bag. The Procedure of sending Japanese swords abroad-It takes additional time! All our swords with hand forged blade are registered in the Agency for Cultural Affairs as artwork and The Board of Education(Cultural properties protection Committee); therefore each sword has the registration card, issued by the Board of Education. I can not send original registration card. I send the copy of it. If you have a question about it, please have a question. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts- US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. C00007 Please check the youtube movie. The item "Authentic NIHONTO JAPANESE LONG SWORD KATANA AKIHIRO signed withNTHK HITATSURA" is in sale since Tuesday, March 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Swords". The seller is "katana-boutique" and is located in Saitama. This item can be shipped worldwide.