There is a minor dark mark, and a few air bubbles on the back side of the piece, but otherwise perfect from the front.
The strap is able to be opened for installation with only a Phillips screwdriver, or a few zip ties if your ideal placement does not allow you to use the strap as intended.
Straps are automatically made at 6.5 in, but you can request to have your strap shortened by up to 2.5 in.
Each piece is hand made and may have very minor imperfections [such as air bubbles] but these will not take away from the quality. No two tsurikawas are exactly the same.