Made of Hard Foam. There is nothing like the versatile Kodachi sword. From the beginner to the master, this 2 foot short sword offers the combatant speed and agility. The length of the blade also offers the combatant a strong defence as well as a good offense. This very reliable and forgiving medium range one handed sword offers 11.5 inches of striking area with 5.75 inches of handle. The kodachi is called the "sword of preference", when it comes to beginner and intermediate combatants who practice and match wits in the "Ultimate Physical Game of Chess".