Mike Bybee - 23 Nov 2016
Fantastic hilt, extremely well made. I have this hilt paired with a heavier spada blade for Destreza work, and it takes a serious beating with only the slightest wear. More than a couple (very) strong hits to the guard have been stopped by Darkwood's excellent craftsmanship, and the balance is perfect. Couldn't be happier with this sword. Looks great, holds up well in practice (nearly 30 hours of sparring work on it so far), and easy to service and maintain.