Since nobody here has done a review of the Honshu Damascus Broadsword from BUDK.com I figured I would buy one, see for myself, and post the results. https://www.budk.com/Honshu-Damascus-Broadsword-With-Sheath-Damascus-St-47731 BudK / United Cutlery makes a lot of reproductions and decorative swords, however their Honshu Line seems to have positive feedback as functional swords. There are positive reviews of their standard 1060 High Carbon Steel model, however I can't find anyone talking about their Damascus Version. So lets give it a try! I purchased this for $349.99 Plus Shipping from BUDK.com and paid the extra $1 for shipping insurance (Thank God) and received it within several business days. The package was very long and seemed OK, but there were some creases in it from transport. Upon opening the package, the Honshu product box was creased heavily in the middle as well as the sheath having a crack all the way around and all the way through. The sword Damascus is nice and looks like the pictures. I contacted BUDK to ask the metal content or manufacturing information about the Damascus but never got an answer. The sword balance and weight is nice it looks very cool with the darker satin pommel and guard. I am a firearm guy so I actually like the black plastic grip as well. The one complaint I have is that the grip and guard moves around a little when manipulating the sword. It's not rock solid, but rattles slightly which is disappointing. It could probably be shimmed up, but I feel like it should be done correctly from the factory. I did not take the sword apart, because I am planning on returning it due to the damage from when I received it from BUDK.