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At full scale, this katana model is about 41 inches long. If you choose to use the traditional katana blade, the files have been designed so that two pieces of 3/16th inch rod can be inserted to reinforce the blade. You will need 36 inches of rod total, one piece of rod 18.5 inches long, and one piece of rod 17.5 inches long. A file for the bottom fitting without the blade attached has also been included if you would rather make your own blade.
The kanji engraving is embossed on the model for easy painting and added detail, and are not visual textures added only for the model render images like on some similar models.
The scabbard has been designed with some additional room on the inside so that the inside edges can be lined with felt to protect the katana blade as it slides in and out. The model's handle has been left bare so that it can be wrapped as seen in the anime and manga.
The file set comes with both the full pieces, and the pieces cut for printing on smaller printers.
The stand has the engraving 恋 (koi) which is a Japanese kanji for love.