Terms like "full tang" and the like get tossed around alot---but mean pretty much nothing.
"Full tang" is a essentially a MARKETING term---a "buzz word" if you will.
Sure a sword needs a "full tang" to be safe/effective--but you kinda need more information for that term to actually be of any value.
If the fittings are "cheap" and the blade is "cheap"--as you say above---then I would not trust it.
When I hear the word "cheap" I DON'T think "cost effective" or "inexpensive but accpetable."
If your dealing with sharp steel then the blade getting "scratched" is way down on my list of worries.
BTW how do you you know its "surgical stainless steel?"--is the comapny reputable that is making the claim?
Are they using the word "surgeicial" because it "sounds" cool or are they claiming an advantage for such a steel???
IMO if the blade is sharp---and yur going to be using it for cutting or put it thu the hard stress of practice (even drawing and cutting at "air" with speed puts the blade under some pretty serious forces) then you need to get the best blade you can afford.
Going "cheap" is seldom a good idea with anything-----esp when it comes to sharp metal.
If you still decide to get a "cheap" cutting blade---please, please, pretty please don't use around other people.
Its one thing to personally risk getting cut up if the blade breaks, the tang snaps or the pegs break----but OTHER people should not have to bear the risk of your choices.
Just a suggestion.