First off, I would like to give 5 stars to the customer service staff at Atlanta Cutlery. There was a problem with my first order (originating from the vendor side) but the people at AC/MRL were awesome to deal with and quick to make it right.
As to the sword itself.
The blade is exquisite, and worth the price alone. Mine is hair-shaving sharp, and the Damascus pattern is real and gorgeous.
The flaw in this sword is the fittings. It is obvious that this is where Ten-Ryu cut costs. The guard is very light and just feels cheap. But that is easily replaced. The wrappings on the hilt, while beautiful, feel a little loose and I worry that with use they will need to be replaced as well.
The blade is awesome, if only the fittings were a bit better I would have given it 5 stars.