So this is the first genuine katana I've ever purchased, the ones I owned before were cheap replicas from video games and anime, un-sharpened and made from stainless steel. Those were cool at the time, perfectly good enough and affordable for a teenager with a passing interest in weapons; compared to this however, they were cheap, mass-produced garbage. This sword is nearly flawless, well balanced, and sturdy as a rock. Everything about is made with care, right down to the ito which is wrapped neatly and tighter than a drum. There are some very slight differences from the one pictured, but they're good differences: For example, the pommel on mine is textured differently, with long, wavy lines instead of the rougher look here, but it's shaped the same and has the same mitsudomoe symbol. My only complaint was that part of the guard was slightly bent when it arrived (probably happened in shipping, its perfectly straight in the preview photos they emailed me) but I was able to bend it back with only a little effort and now you can't even tell the difference. Overall, fantastic make, great price, and great service.
This was a very good quality katana, the fittings where tight, balance and weight was good and came very sharp. Very well made and was an excellent present to add to my collection. Thanks to these guys! I will definitely be using there services again.