This Oak Shoto is made from natural Oak and is 22" long. This high quality shoto will give the same feel as a real sword, but without the risk of severe injury to yourself or others during training. It is the perfect sword to practice your short sword skills and are quite practical. The Oak Shoto comes with a plastic guard. These swords are used for light sparring and weapons practice. The Shoto is modeled after the Japanese short sword, the Wakizashi.