It's definitely a tough bokken that could take a beating. However, it's not as balanced as other katanas and bokkens I've used. But for the price, it's truly a steal. I ordered two, and intend to spar with my friends. I have no doubt that they will hold up for a very long time.
Pros:Very tough and durable. Has a nice weight to it.
Cons:Not very well balanced. Plastic hand guard isn't great.