The sabre looks great, and the engraving and shipping was very quick and easy. However, upon my first use of the sabre, the blade was dented. The dent doesn't ruin the sabre, but it is noticeable. A little disappointing for such an expensive item. Hopefully this was a fluke, maybe an exceptionally hard champagne bottle, but I have to imagine it will continue to dent on future uses. I hope not because it is a great looking item, and a fantastic present.