I bought this one too for my nephews and they loved them and play with them everyday.
This is a really nice weapon. It is beautiful, well balanced, and very light. It does have a little whip in it, so you need to be aware, but this does not make it an unsafe weapon.
Being a pure black weapon it also is unique and something you can use as a "special" weapon.
This is the first latex weapon I have bought. I like the size and the wight of this sword. The balance may not be perfect but that's okay for foam sword. The paint has taken a pretty serious beating after only a few uses though. There are multiple cracks all over the sword now. The paint issue really doesn't bother me that much though. The sword its self seems to be holding up well. Totally a worth while starting sword.
this is my first latex weapon and it is very nice, although it isnt as well balanced as the info says. and i just wish the handle was a little bigger