This is one of their better swords imo. Very well built, excellent handling.
Wow. What a beautiful sword. I was thoroughly impressed when I received it. My only complaint is that its heavy.
A beautiful, lethal and well-made weapon. The sturdy guard protects the hand quite well and helps with the balance, giving it the feel of a lighter sword. This is what I'd carry if swords were still the best option for self defense. It's amazing this sword costs as little as it does.
As a sword, it is an all purpose brawling weapon. Too heavy to use against a trained fencer using either a short sword or a rapier, and too light to stand up to a two-handed battle sword, but as a compromise for a constable or peace officer who might face a single opponent or a dozen drunkards, it's excellent. As a Windlass product, it has great looks, immediately grabs everyone's attention, the steel is superior with no whip and a perfect taper both edge-on and on the flat. The sharpening process was much better than I expected. I accidentally shaved two layers of skin off a finger before I even felt it. I like it very much.
This is my second Windlass Steelcrafts sword (Schiavona was my first). This sword is solidly built, it's attractive, and the handling is nice. The wire wrap is very comfortable in bare hands. I would recommend it for anyone.