The Japanese Matchlock rifle known as the Tanegashima was introduced during the Sengoku period ( 16th century) by the Portuguese. It was used in Japan for almost 300 years. Making it one of the worlds most longest utilized guns. 46" overall, 27" blade, 14" handle. Stainless steel blade with beautiful rifle replica. Full size Matchlock rifle. Stained and laquered wood stock with antique metal fixtures.