The finish on the tang was really rough with deep machine marks so that needed finishing off with a file. The blade rattled badly in the saya so that needed sorting. Having said that though the sword is really good and the hamon on the blade excellent. The sword needed customizing by swapping the alloy fittings for brass ones. The tsuka is very well wrapped and feels good in the hand. I was,nt to keen on the painted saya so sanded that and gave it an antique finish. The sword looks mean now and I,m well pleased with it. For a £200 sword it looks and feels great.