Carl Fryday - 09 Feb 2014
The one I have played with was a bit more flexible in the cut than I prefer. It is very strong in the mezzo and forte. It has good balance and weight. The posts on the hilt are a bit short, but do offer some protection on the outside line. The steel of the hilt, typical of those from Darkwood, is soft enough to take a nick quite easily. I would recommend a higher carbon steel with a good heat treating for the hilt and a round pommel as well. Both of those would increase the cost of the overall sword. The pommel you can get from Darkwood, so that's an easy fix. Over all, I would recommend this sword.