Outstanding! This is a really impressive medieval sword, and it was well sharpened. And, it arrived earlier than expected.
Happy with this sword, especially considering the price point. Ordered sharpened (and came very sharp), is maybe on the heavier side but not overly so, but handles well considering what it is, quality is unbelievable for the price, and overall I would recommend it for a serious entry level sword. Glad MRL is still producing these!
If you're looking for a good beginning sword, this is it. This is a beater you can use for cutting or other hard use. You can't beat this sword for the money.
This sword has a nice balance near the handle which is good because the sword is about 3 pds.
I am very pleased with its strength, look and feel.
This is a hefty blade. The sword is well-designed, and the workmanship is solid. The point of balance is near the hilt; so it doesn't feel heavy in the hand, despite the 3-lb weight, which is at the high end of a functional one-handed sword. The disengage still feels pretty quick. This is definitely designed to be a functional tool for war. The pictures don't really do it justice.
Just got this today and I am very happy with the sword itself. Well balanced and easy to wield. Only problem I have is with the personal engraving I had done on it. It came with rust already on the middle initial. Worried that if I sand it off it will ruin the engraving. The sharpening service was extraordinary though. Recommend this for any collection.
Very well made. Once sharpened this sword holds the edge.
This Sword has one of the best balanced and well forged blades. It is extremely light and comfortable, so when it is easy to use.
A great representation of 12th century blade. Great handling, seems to cut through the air and anything else with ease.
This sword is one of my favorite swords ever. It's well balanced, long, and comfortable; one of the best blades that I own.