The Ikazuchi damascus sword cane offers exquisite details not found in cheap knock offs, including the first-ever, hand-forged Damascus steel blade in a sword cane. The 14-Inch Damascus steel blade was hand-forged at temperatures of more than 1000 degrees to yield a razor-sharp, double-edged blade for maximum cutting. The hardwood ball-tip cane handle offers superior support while an exquisite leather-and-ray-skin wrapped blade handle allows the blade to be wielded in comfort and style. A hidden blade-release mechanism ensures a speedy deployment of the blade in times it is needed. The entire cane is finished in a dark mahogany stain for an elegant appearance.