I saw all of the '5 star' reviews and felt obligated to offer a dissenting opinion.
Firstly, the handle is ridiculously tiny in both length and thickness, and barely fit within my, what I consider to be average sized hand.
Secondly, four days after receiving this sword, I dropped it on the DIRT; not on the cement or concrete or a wood floor, but just regular old dirt, and the handle exploded at the bulb, and on one side...
It probably just fell at the worst possible angle, but it was really quite shocking. The only reason I give this a 2, is because the blade itself is very sturdy and durable, and still holds up with it's now 100% duct tape handle...
Reviewed by Daniel
7/25/2015 3:50:39 PM
An absolutely outstanding weapon; great balance for the type and frightenly quick; this scimitar is dangerous when sharpened and it can deliver ferocious draw cuts. It is one of your absolutely best offerings. The grip and quillions appear to be closely derived from a weapon captured by Capt.Decatur (USN)in the Tripoli pirate suppressions. If I'm not mistaken, he carried the weapon regularly for the rest of his Naval career. Joe Brown.
Reviewed by Judge Joe
12/27/2008 12:00:00 AM