Michael Freeman - 07 May 2009
I bought a ring hilt rapier from Darkwood way back in 2004. I have used it very hard. It has held up fantastically!!! It has covered my hand well, and been beat on without breaking. I love it.
Michael Freeman - 27 Jan 2014
Well, it's 2014. This ring hilt has been my favorite for 10 years now. It has been beaten up, pounded on, used for various styles, and generally loved. In all this time, I have never had to get my baby repaired until now. You need to know that this thing has been practically bullet-proof for 10 years now. While playing a little cut and thrust, I parried a riverso to my noggin. The little plate on the outside finally gave up, and the plate fell to the ground. I e-mailed Darkwood, and was told to pack it up, send it to them, and they would fix it for free. These people rock! I don't think I have to tell you how pleased I am.
Jessica Barnhill - 15 Jan 2015
I purchased my 3 ring swept hilt in 1993 and I love it! I replaced the blade four years ago, only because I wanted a longer blade. This sword has withstood the test of time and is well worth the cost.