Awesome. Have been lusting after it for a while, came into some money and bought it. I thought it would be perfect as a short sword - I was ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! I feel like Starslayer (early Mike Grell stuff!!) with this thing - as in, SPACE PIRATE!! It works for Fantasy, Pirate, you name it. Haven't mounted it on a staff yet, as I am just in AWE of it (freaking intimidating, yo!) but I am sure if I did I would not want for bad-assitude!! Gorgeous piece!