This is the version 2 replica of the sword carried by Kirito in the Japanese anime Sword Art Online. In the anime, Kirigaya Kazuto plays a total-immersion neural-net gamer and wields this sword, the Elucidator. On the opening day of the game, SAO, gamers find they are trapped in the game until all levels are defeated. The Elucidator is a boss-drop, meaning Kirito picked up this unique item in-game and used it throughout his gameplay. This replica sword has an all carbon steel blade which is quenched and hardened on the surface to produce a black sheen. The edges are not sharp, as this is an ornate replica meant for collectors. It could be sharpened professionally, however, most SAO fans will enjoy this as-is at conventions and as a conversation piece of art.