I am extremely pleased with this sword. For me, it essentially serves a decorative purpose and exceeds in that capacity. The blued finish has a gorgeous detail that is difficult to make out in the website's pictures. Paired with the shining silver blade, it is a beautiful sword. I must state that while it spends most of its time on display, I did not want to hang any weapon that isn't functional as well; it feels good in-hand, arrives pre-sharpened, and while I've only cut pumpkins with it there was no problem there... I honestly thought I somehow missed the pumpkin, my first strike; it didn't move. This sword cleanly bisected it laterally into two halves! Very fun :) My only reservation is that while the sword arrives "scissor sharp", I am reluctant to attempt to further sharpen it due to wanting to preserve the beautiful blue-black finish. I believe this is a terrific weapon for the price, and am completely satisfied with this purchase.
October 09, 2018
The Bosworth Longsword is well worth the price and the wait when on back order. I received this beauty and am very impressed with its handling and cutting ability. The thin blade makes slicing recovery superb and the action is fast. The supporting sections are beefy and well balanced, nothing loose or off center. Yet another great sword from the Windlass, say what you will about the over-seas manufacturing but they got it right on this one and the other two I own.
December 27, 2017
My wife got one of these for my birthday - since I had been talking about them for a year, and I expected it to be a decent sword. I was mistaken, it is an excellent one! I am very impressed. The balance is very nice, making it fast and nimble. The grip is well designed and it handles well. I have handled other, much more expensive, blades and this one is better than most and half to one third( ) the price.
Please make a side sword for this line!!!
December 12, 2017
The sword feels great in the hand and is accurate in design with the exception of finish. The sheath is a nice addition for transportation. But the edge could have been much sharper, the angle was much to steep. Here is a video review https://youtu.be/uEiW-d-Gd-w.
September 04, 2017
After watching JC beat heck out of a pell with the bosworth, I knew I needed one for my pell work. I was not disappointed. The handling is wicked-fast, and the edge (which comes "scissors-sharp") doesn't show wear even after I have knocked many sizeable chunks out of my own pell. And at this price-point, if I break it in a year, I won't feel too bad about it. I'll just get another one and gleefully abuse it 'till it breaks too! After handling the bosworth, I want the whole Battlecry line. Great stuff!
January 25, 2017
Outstanding piece! Feels light and nimble in the hand. Cuts soft targets like butter. Haven't tried it on anything too rugged yet. Looks great, feels great. Only took a star off because it was a pain in the ads to get out of the package.
October 01, 2016
The Bosworth sword that I received had a rather concave edge on one side of the blade, almost as though the swordsmith nodded off while putting an edge on it. Which was surprising, given that I own several other swords from Windlass that are excellent weapons With great craftsmanship. I returned this Bosworth sword.
August 30, 2016
This is a wonderful sword. Period. For the price range, I do not know of a better one.
The price is reminiscent of one from a competitor, but the way this moves, and the scent stopper design sets it apart.
This sword moves like the swords that I drool over that are out of my price range.
I would prefer a different cross guard, but I didn't design it so I will not rate it down for that.
Hands down the best moving longsword in its price range, AND it moves as well as far more expensive blades.
The one warning is that the diamond cross section is kind of pronounced (and probably how they keep the price down). This does not bother me, but it will bother some, and you should be aware.
Well done Museum Replicas and Mr. Clements. This is a genuine sword with exceptional feel, not some movie based parody.
June 30, 2016
I feel like I'm more of a one handed type of guy so I was surprised at how much I liked this sword. Long and lightweight, I feel unfairly fast holding this blade. Woe to my enemies on the battlefield!
May 03, 2016
I am extremely pleased and impressed with the Bosworth Longsword. It is exactly what I had been hoping and waiting for: an economical, no nonsense, sharp longsword that handles authentically that can be used for test cutting experiments. It basically handles identically to high-end sparring steel "feather" swords. Highly recommended.
April 13, 2016