A Ronin was a samurai in ancient Japan with no lord or master. Ronins would use axes like this 22 1/2" long model to regain favor after their master was killed or had lost privilege. Blade is made of 420 stainless steel. Handle is made of 20 stainless steel wrapped with a nylon cord. It also features a 1/2 axe head and 1/16 main blade thickness. 22 1/2" overall.