I just got My New Hoplite Sword Yesterday and it was perfect in EVERY detail, and Razor Sharp. Fantastic Sword! Great Value!
February 18, 2017
I love this sword! Like the Roman gladius, this one is a jack-of-all-trades weapon. Strong enough to withstand some really heavy blows, and reasonably light to deliver consecutive strikes and thrusts.
The only downside I can say is that the hilt and pommel are not covered by leather, and so they require almost daily oiling to prevent them from rusting, more so than the blade itself. Also, make sure you are wearing gloves while using it, as your hand could end up sliding towards the hilt or pommel, wearing them down.
But nonetheless, this is an excellent weapon for beginners as it has much of the strength of the Viking sword without being bulky, and much of the speed of a Rapier without being fragile
August 22, 2015
January 12, 2013
i have had this sword for quite a while an have put it through more then any sword now days has probably been through i have no complaints about it but i would suggest to Windlass Steelcrafts to make their swords that are longer then 30" thicker then 3/16.
May 17, 2011
July 24, 2010