Top Customer Reviews
Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar
As a descendant of a Templar Master, I couldn’t choose a better symbol to honour my lineage. When I purchased my sword, I decided to have it sharpened so it was true to the heart of the Templar code.
Because my sword is sharpened, I am unable to engage in combat, and I intend to purchase a second one unsharpened. When I take to the field of battle, I shall wear both swords, along with a finely crafted metal Templar shield.
I take my connection with the Templar order very seriously, as with other great figures of history from my family tree.
I have used my sharpened blade for testing the edge, for ease of use in combat, and those who say it is too heavy, I strongly disagree, the sword is well balanced, and can easily change direction of your swing while maintaining the same strength of the blow.
If you find it too heavy, then you need to strengthen both arms with practice.
March 19, 2018
Review of: Fiore War Hammer
My first purchase from the Battlecry line and it exceeded all expectations! Outstanding. Solid. Massive. Love the finish!
Interesting the earlier comment about not liking the square handle. I think it's a more authentic look, and when wielding in battle chances are good that fighters wore gauntlets or at very least gloves.
March 03, 2018
Review of: Medieval Velvet Cowl Hood
Arrived quickly and fits great. I am using it for my Destiny 2 Hunter Guardian costume for DragonCon
March 02, 2018
Review of: European Sword
This sword is amaizing, a bit heavy, but amazing. No defect on the guard, on the pommel, nothing, even the scabbard fit perfectly. What do you want more ?
February 11, 2018
Review of: Mail Armor Coif
I just received this and am totally delighted with it. I wasn't sure how good the quality would be considering the reasonable price but when I pulled it out and examined it, I was very impressed. I put it on and walked in on my wife and son holding one of my recently acquired swords and once they were done laughing, they both agreed the coif looked very cool and quite authentic. It fits great and though heavy...(as one would expect)...it is not difficult to wear for a long period. This would be great at a Renaissance Fair or similar event. I'm not sure where I'm going to use it but I'm glad I got it and I highly recommend it.
January 12, 2018
Review of: Sword of Santa Casilda
Very nice x11 sword. Hilt with some cosmetic differences from the original sword hilt, like placement of X's on the grip and brass instead of iron cross and pommel. These are minor. Look and feel of a historic piece. (see E. Oakeshot "The Sword in the Age of Chivalry", fig. 18
January 09, 2018
Review of: Orleans Battle Axe
MR's axe offerings have always been more miss than hit with me. Most look beautiful in pictures but show up unsharpened without a realistic way to get a true edge on one.
Not so with the Orleans Battle Axe, complete with its top spike and rear spike.
I would like to see more of their axes done in this manner...double bladed battle axes, the Dragon Hunter axe, etc.
They finally got it right!
January 05, 2018
Review of: Medieval Horseman's Axe
Maybe not great, but good at this price. Really, about the only thing I don't like about it is that it's a little plain. I'm thinking I may just need to 'antique' mine a little.
Materials seem good, very solid well-fitted secure handle. I'll use mine for re-enactment so I'll leave the factory edge. I doubt these were intended for chopping wood, though they will probably withstand light use.
I was fascinated by the design and didn't have anything like it in my collection (I have mostly rugged looking GDFB, Hanwei, a couple of Cold Steel). I was interested to find lots of historical references to this style of axe though, including this one on wikipedia for 'Battle Axes': Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, used an axe to defeat Henry de Bohun in single combat at the start of theBattle of Bannockburn in 1314. Given that Bruce was wielding the axe on horseback, it is likely that it was a one handed horseman's axe. They enjoyed a sustained revival among heavily armored equestrian combatants in the 15th century.
January 03, 2018
Review of: Falchion Sword
got this on the deal of the day,the weight is 2.7
December 28, 2017
Review of: Bosworth Longsword
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