Let me preface this review by expressing my appreciation to the staff at museumreplicas.com. Everyone I have delt with has been kind, professional and just fantastic in every way. I bought my first item from them when I was 14, now I'm 47 and have never had a bad experience with them.
On to the saber. This version by cold steel is a very well made, robust and stout saber. Though not 100% historically accurate, based on what I've found in my research ( I'm nowhere near an authority on the subject) but cold steel never claimed it was historically accurate. The positives for me are these. The blade is strong, well made and has a nice spring temper. It's only sharpened on the upper half of the blade, which I actually like myself. The grip is slightly larger that historical specs. I also own the windlass steelcraft version of this sword whis is said to be the most historically accurate copy ever made. I like the larger grip as I have really big hands. The handle, guard and fittings were all nicely aligned and solidly connected. I believe the pommel is threaded, but I don't know for sure. The leather scabbard looks nice, but feels a little flimsy to me, but not bad. If I could change anything on this sword to improve it, for my personal tastes, I would add a little more distal taper ( though not quite as much as is on the windless version) this would improve the weight, balance and handling which, to me would make this just about the perfect saber. Knowing these points, if you buy it, you won't be disappointed. Hope this helps