I picked this up on the Deal of the Day a couple of years back. I ordered it sharpened, and sharp it IS...VERY SHARP. This is a stout, well built piece. The handling is a little strange at first, but it eventually grows on you. It cuts with a definite feel of authority. As others have said, the antiquing on the guard and pommel will eventually begin to come off, but I think it makes it even more unique-looking. It fits firmly in the scabbard and will not fall out when held upside-down. All in all, a fine sword at a good price. Would buy it again in a heartbeat.
September 19, 2017
Nice sword. However, the blued finish on the pommel and guard were rubbing off pretty easily with little use. Well made otherwise, just wish the blade was longer as well.
November 14, 2015
An absolutley beautiful piece. Well balanced and crafted. The only thing is that I would have thought it to be just a bit longer of a blade.
October 24, 2015
A fine addition to my collection. I particularly like the balance and heft. Thanks.
August 06, 2015
I remember when I first saw this blade on this site many years ago, and when it had been removed for some unknown reason. Upon it's return, I was quite happy to regain the chance to purchase it. As it arrived, I was rather excited only to find out that the item that had been shipped was sub par at best. The scabbard fell apart. Literally. The two metal pieces at the top and tip came off and nearly were lost due to some poor adhesive that had been used to assemble it. The blade itself was alright, but the hilt and pommel's bluing came straight off when using the Windlass & Flitz Knife, Sword & Gun Care Kit provided by this website that even states on it's packaging that it is "safe" for blued steel. On top of that, the pommel's design kept sliding off as the hidden nut at the top of the pommel seemed to be stripped and wouldn't keep a tight grip on the threading that it had been assembled with. The grip itself would slip and rotate, requiring me to tighten the fake peen over and over, or else the blade might have slipped free and caused some possible harm. Over all, this blade was my favorite when I first laid eyes on it. I couldn't wait to have it as my own. Several years later that dream had been destroyed by poor manufacturing, and dishonest product description. Purchase this if you want, and hopefully you'll receive one that has been assembled properly unlike the product I unfortunately was sent.
January 27, 2015
Seems a bit blade heavy for the length but overall, it has a nice solid feel
January 17, 2015
Overall a good sword, its solid and it is well made. I like that MRL has made a sword in this style because it is not often done. I would say its primary flaw is its weight. It feels somewhat heavy for its size. Recommended overall.
December 02, 2014
phenomenal blade, read the reviews on swordbuyersguide before buying it, and am extremely pleased with it :)
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