This is a really cool shirasaya that is an essentially perfect replica of the one Kanda uses onscreen. The blade is of great quality and arrived pretty sharp. Although it does lose a star due to a couple of inconvenient qualities that this piece has, the first is that the rectangular shape of the saya and tsuka make this sword uncomfortable to hold. The second inconvenience is that the paint chips and wears off very easily. So, you have to be pretty careful when handling this piece. I still really like this sword, though, and I highly recommend it for D. Gray Man fans. Hopefully, they'll make the katana version at some point!