The small swords are for decorative use only. I rate it as excellent because of the price. Seems to be crafted well. I use it as a display piece. It is dull. Solid black and the blade is not as sturdy as my katana but I am not an expert in swords. I didn't expect miracles for the price.
overall a good sword with nice blade and a good handle which makes it nice to swing and also easy to hold. The weight is good and it is not too light either. Color is black and shiny which makes it stealthy looking. It is a good practice sword but it could be used in light battle. I like to hold it and practice swing with it.