Real nice, Beautiful blade. The San Mai line is beautiful, and the mirror polish on the blade is a looker. Pretty sharp OOTB but it is pretty clear that you could get it screaming sharp with a little work. The handle is nice but had a few sharp points. Not a huge problem, and a bit of fine sand paper took care of that. The edges of the spine and choil are also a bit sharp, but nothing too bad. For the 50 bucks I paid for mine, I am very happy with this purchase.