When I got it I realized the outside is made of plastic and it had a strong chemical smell. :( it was mainly my fault though for not looking closer in the description. I personally wouldn't buy it for use unless it's for a costume. Doesn't feel very authentic when it's not real wood on the outside.
I couldn’t say how my experience using the item I purchased on March 6th would be, as it is now May 2nd and I still haven’t received it. I’ll not be purchasing from Ancient Treasures again.