This is the scratch and dent version of the dojo pro level samurai sword#12.
Ronin's Scratch and Dent Guide:
This sword has been discounted due to dents, dings, chips, or rust. It is safe and usable for cutting.
I placed my order without any idea what "Scratch & Dent" would really mean. The #12 Dojo Pro I got is a pleasant surprise. Everything is tight, well aligned, and as described. The defects I found are (2) small forging pits on the side of the spine above the bohi. They can be seen during inspection but certainly won't affect practical usage. I'm very pleased.