This sword is an excellent buy. I'll start with the bad and finish with the good; The ONLY downside is that the inside of the saya(scabbard) is absolutely caked with preservitive wax that keeps the blade from rusting during transition, which is understandable. It can be whipped off fairly easy. it may take some time to get enough of it out so it's not always stuck to the blade after unsheathing. It's tough to see in the picture, but it is in fact dual pegged. The carbon steel used for the blade is very good and doesn't bend to moderate use. This sword could easily run for over $100 on other sites. I am a sword fanatic and have been absorbed in the crafting and design of swords for many years. It's an amazing, fully functional, and unbelievably priced sword. I highly recommend this item and will continue business with CutleryWholesale.
Reviewed by: Evan Finch from Jacksonville, FL.