The blade is obviously hand forged. very sturdy. no rattles. scabbard is very nice, but a bit loose holding the knife securely. wood scales are a rough and the machine screws and nuts stand proud of the wood. not an exact replica, but passable. blade is tough and was easily sharpened to a razor edge and polished using files and stones. held the tip in a small vise and pulled the hilt approx 2 inches each direction and the blade always springs back straight. i would purchase this or another from the same manufacturer again. oh, and it shipped fast and arrived well labeled and wrapped protecting the knife and anyone handling the package. well lubricated and sealed.