As a collector, the unusual features of this sword have some value to me. The shape of the wooden saya is both unusual and practical as it makes gripping the top of the saya very easy when drawing the sword. The tsuba has a fascinating spoke-wheel design, and it is gripped by twin Dragon claws. It is not too heavy at about 1.5 lbs. I assume the hamon is replicated, but it is a very good replication. I have swords with real hamon, and it looks virtually the same. The give-away is that the pattern is too even for a real hamon. It is quite sharp, but of course, we don't fight with swords anymore. It is a movie swords after all, but for a movie sword, it is very satisfying. The sharpest one I've ever seen.