First, the packaging the sword came in was very sturdy. Took me a good minute to get it off and beat the foam to death to get to the sword, which is way better than I expected. It’s a Christmas gift for my boyfriend and not only is it beautiful, including the bag, sheath, and metal, but it’s actually heavy. There’s some weight for sure. It’s also super sharp. I love it so much. Thank you. I 1000% recommend. It took a bit but artists take a while to create their art. The quality was more than with the wait.