I purchased the Dotanuki 15 times folded, high carbon steel, clay tempered katana as a gift for my father. It's fantastic. The finish is very good, drawing & returning is therefore very fluid, even for an amateur. The cuttung edge is very sharp, the finish of the blade is a work of art in itself. I also had it engraved. Looks the part. It'll primarily be an ornament, and on that front the photographs on the website don't do it justice. Looks very well. I'm happy, my Dad's happy, likely anyone who purchases the sword will be pleased with it.
All good no issues with the blade for the cost is one of the best I have come across. I have trained with the blade and the cut is good. The balance is ok but could be better. Fills good in the hand and looks good again for the cost you will find it hard to beat.
Very pleased to say it is exactly as described and pictured. A true work of art.