This is a great sword. The hamon can either be acid etched or left off, I chose to have it left off. This is a great sword for practicing forms with or for Iaido.
The sword is very nice quality. All the fittings are very snug and I've found no issues with the handle or blade. I was a bit concerned about the Bo-Hi at first from the pictures sent, but when I got the sword everything was perfect. The customer service was excellent. The only issue I have is that the possible hamons are all acid etched, so I opted for a plain blade. If you want a real hamon there is a slightly more expensive katana(make your own I believe) that allows for clay tempering. Very good for the price though.
I had received great service when I had questions about the product. The sword looks beautiful in person and the blade is very sturdy. The sword is wonderful especially for its price.
Perfectly amazing! The sword was a gift for a friend and it exceeded expectations. It's incredibly well crafted and sharp. The custom engraving was also done very well and they even did my friends family crest on the blade. Customer service was also amazing, all my questions were answered and I received email updates and pictures during the process. Definitely going to buy from here again.
I just received my katana yesterday, and it's very nice. I haven't had the chance yet to practice with it, but it seems of very high quality and I can hardly wait to practice. Bryce is who I worked with throughout the process and he was incredible. Answered all questions, made sure of my design preferences and even updated me on shipping process.