Blade: Made of carbon steel, not sharp.
Hamon: Notare style.
Blade Length (without habaki): 70 cm.
Motohaba (blade width at the base): 3.1 cm.
Sakihaba (blade width at the tip): 2.1 cm.
Sori (blade curvature): 2 cm.
Blade Thickness: 8 mm.
Kissaki (blade tip): 4 cm.
Tsukamaki (handle wrap) Length: 28 cm.
Total Length: 100 cm.
Weight: 820 g without saya (scabbard), 1100 g with saya.
Balance: Advanced, 12 cm from the tsuba.
Saya: Black lacquered wood with cherry blossom engravings.
Tsuba, Fuchi, Kashira (handguard, collar, end cap): Not specified.
Habaki (blade collar) and Menuki (ornaments): Not specified.
Seppa (spacer): Not specified.
Notes: Comes with a cotton bag. This sword does not come with film licenses but is still of excellent quality.
Background Information on O-Ren's Sword:
Before gaining control of Tokyo's underworld, O-Ren Ishii received a sword made by Hattori Hanzo.
O-Ren's sword was used only twice. The first time was during the Yakuza boss council meeting, where O-Ren beheaded boss Tanaka for disrespecting her Chinese-American heritage, which she found offensive.
The second and last time was during her fight with Beatrix Kiddo. The lack of a handguard (tsuba) or handle covering classifies this sword as a shirasaya (白鞘), meaning 'white sheath.' Shirasaya is a Japanese blade in a wooden mount with saya (scabbard) and tsuka (hilt).
This particular sword is distinguished by its cherry blossom (sakura) design on the handle (tsuka). Sakura and cherry blossoms are tied to the Japanese cultural view of life's ephemeral nature, the transience of blooming seasons, exquisite beauty, volatility, mortality, graceful acceptance of fate and karma, nationalism, and militarism - traits characteristic of O-Ren. Shirasaya is a sword mounting style popular among Japanese nobility, possibly signifying O-Ren's status as the queen of the underworld in Japan.