I did not find any of the defects on the staff I received that were mentioned by the previous commentors. The staff is light. The blade was well sharpened and of average strength. So far it has stood up well as a walking staff. Although it is a shame to have to put normal ware and scuffs on the nicely polished finish.
September 27, 2010
Poor balance and construction. One major problem I had with this sword is that the steel from the blade does not extend all the vway through the wooden handle. During training the wooden handle actually cracked and splintered. Definately not a combat ready blade!!!
- Jess Warren, private collector.
January 01, 2009