I received my katana a little over a month ago, and it has worked wonderfully. I had an issue with sheathing the sword at first, but with the help of the BladesPro support team I was able to remove the packaging that I Inadvertently lodged in the saya. The sword is slightly heavier than I am used too, but the length is short enough that I can sheath it comfortably. It hangs comfortably off of my belt, there were no blemishes on the steel when I received it, and it has a wonderful ‘swoosh’ when you strike with it. I am very pleased with the product.