First, I admit my lack of knowledge. I am up-to-speed with German items but know nothing of the Japanese. If you do, feel free to provide information. I am selling this for the widow, she tells me the sword came from Okinawa. The scabbard is made of wood or bamboo, with a brown finish. The sword itself consist of a 25 inch blade with a 10 inch handle. The blade shows discoloration, possible blood staining. There are numerous little metal flowers cast into the handle, amist the weaving. I am willing to send any additional pictures. Please ask any questions . Shipping will be buyers choice of method. Please do not pay until we establish ship cost. Ignore ship calculator. If you are international, ensure you can receive this.