The TOPS CUMA Kage is an honest-to-goodness short sword. It was designed by Sijo Waysun Johnny Tsai, a true expert in martial arts and edged weapons. The sword is made of 1/4" thick 1095 high carbon steel, so it's tough as nails. The edge is straight for the most part, making parrying moves easy, but the tip of the blade has what looks like a mini kukri, adding weight and cutting power to the forte. If you've always wanted a sword that was worthy of the modern battlefield, but have been continually let down by cheap stuff from the mall, the CUMA Kage is for you!