Thomas Cole - 09 Nov 2011
Purchased 2 years ago. Very nice weight, balanced nicely. Sturdy guard, has saved me a least one possible finger. Moves very nicely, and hits with authority.
Richard Shepro - 12 Aug 2017
I've handled several different variants of this sword (both lengths and hilt finishes). The blades have generally proven to be quite solid, though you will need to be keep an eye out for burrs that need to be filed down. I would avoid finishes other than Hammered, as it is considerably more robust than the Bright or Black finishes (the Black finish in particular has proven to chip and dent rather badly).