This is the scratch and dent version of the dojo pro level samurai sword#21.
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.
First time buyer wanted to see quality so bought this on scratch and dent sale. Shipping was very fast. The quality of the blade is very good, i only found a few starches here and there but very small and to me not even a big deal. compared to those cheapo swap meet swords you see places this is a superior blade! Everyone I show are surprised saying "whoa this is a real sword" . I am very happy with this purchase and will be ordering the model 8 perhaps at the full price. Would make great gifts for friends too.
When I received this sword I had to really search to find why it was part of the scratch and dent sale. It took about 5 minutes but I finally found a hairline crack in the saya. Everything else about this sword appears to be in perfect condition: All the fittings are tight, the blade is in great condition, and other than the small crack in the saya it is in good repair as well. Hopefully i'll be able to bring it out to cut some tatami soon and see how it holds up after some light cutting.