It's important to note first of all that while these swords are sharp and are very much real, they are far from the weapon-like capabilities of a real Katana. The centre of gravity is not where it should be, and the flexibility is completely different. But that's fine, considering that here in the UK, the most you should be using it for is playing real life fruit ninja. The real purpose of this sword, and certainly the reason I purchased it for, is it's decorative purpose. Katana's are absolutely beautiful swords, and this is no exception.
In this case, the sword's design is very simplistic with minimalism in mind - so no lovely artwork on the Tsuba (handguard), instead a clean hollow shape with a matte finish. Very nice woodwork on the saya (scabbard) and the only concern I had was at the start there were some wood particles that came out, most likely due to the long delivery process.
The sword is made of Carbon Steel, and as a result it's important to regularly maintain the sword, where I recommend using Choji oil. Unfortunately, the sword does not come with a traditional maintenance kit and as far as I'm aware, kits are not sold on the Bladespro website, so I had to order one off of Amazon instead. This is my only real complaint.
Overall an excellent decoration suitable for all enthusiasts, especially for the exceptionally low price.
Really lovely sword, simple and classy. Would be 5 stars but is just a little loose fitting into the sheath. Happy with my purchase. Just for info i was charged a £20 custom fee for a blade around £150 which arrived promptly after the fee was paid. Fair and high quality Thank you!
Most satisfied with the sword, better than expected.
Information regarding customs charges not highlighted. Delivery was never attempted until charges were paid. This was not made clear.