This is the scratch and dent version of the dojo pro level samurai sword#24.
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 bought this on scratch and dent sale and honestly was expecting something a lot worse. To my pleasant surprise the sword I received was simply superb. The fittings were all well made and snug, the hilt is on rock solid. The only thing that I noticed, and what must have landed this piece on SnD sale, were some minor blemishes on the surface of the blade, probably left over from tempering. And I can probably buff them off. Also, definitely needs sharpening.
Overall, a very solid sword, and with a little bit of work, can be made to be perfect. 5 stars for the price!