Pros: Usable, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
This sword is well made, the steel will cut well and flex, and the full tang handle is all true to spec as advertised. The only thing and this is to be expected, and is true of most Chinese and Asian affordable cutting swords is that the blade did come somewhat dull, enough to have to put on belt sharpener and finish with a stone. Also the sheath inside was a bit of a puzzle to get blade aligned to fit in properly. However if you are buying this item you are probably going to use it to cut mats, etc, or as a self defense tool. You would be resharpening it anyway. KnifeCenter.com had the best price and shipping. Buy and enjoy item for what it is. Manufacturer should knock about 75 dollars off price tag, but still just as good as a cold steel (you would pay more, would look a little better, but would still be potentially dull as quality control is now hit and miss) Overall pleased with purchase.