I bought this for a practice sword so as to not break striking dummies with "real "sword. It would be a push to say it has an edge, maybe with brute force would cut things. The chain at hilt is most annoying junk. Should cut off chains. Could you sharpen it and make it a real user -yes, but I would not trust it with a razor edge. Does not have a good feel to it that makes me trust it to hold up. It is worth the money for sure, not a doubt here. I suggest this only as a trainer. I actually had a wood sword made O Katana size and use wrist weights or sap gloves to stimulate the weight of the real thing. It really stimulates a nodachi.
This sword is definitely not bad for the price. There were a few imperfections I noticed when I received it, but none that I couldn't get over - EXCEPT there was a pretty decent crack in the scabbard which is hard not to see. I might just paint over it not sure. Besides that it seems pretty sturdy especially for its size. It's also sharpened but not very sharp.
I recently received this item, and it is the best blade I own thus far. The blade is nice and thick; I know some swords give you a picture of the sword sheathed and a close up of the blade, but the blade is actually 2x smaller than the handle. Not this sword, nice full blade. Instead of making a wall and text, I find ProCon lists useful
Pros: -Low cost, quality item -Sharp blade -Great scabbard, polished wood with leather part -Has a chain on the scabbard,( not sure if that's for tying to a belt or back loop ) -Heavy (possibly a con to some), but that's why there is a 2 foot handle, for -leverage! -Pommel chain (also could be a con to some, gets annoying if you swing it around constantly) -Slides in and out of the sheath very smoothly
Cons: What cons? The only things I can think of are the Heavy aspect and the pommel chain. The heavy, if you dislike it, there's really nothing you can do about it, its a big blade, but the...
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