Review of: Viking Ulfberht
I picked one of these up recently as the deal of the day at a very reasonable price. I was looking for something close to a 11th century Norman sword due to having ancestors that moved to England from France in 1066.
The lettering although true to a type 2 Vulfbehrt seems a bit cheap, like paint in etching, but true in spelling to high carbon steel swords of the time.
The scabbard holds the blade well but every time i use it the blade is drawn having what looks like sawdust on it.
Typical Windlass issues, but for around $200 you really can't expect a top name brand that uses C and C methods and it is something I would use with no hesitation.
May 18, 2018
Review of: Ashdown Viking Sword
I just got this sword and I have to say, I was really surprised how great this sword felt in my hand. The grip was big enough for even my "ham hock" size hand! LOL i ordered it sharpened and I think I can shave with this thing, too. Great quality and awesome piece for the price! Thanks!
May 04, 2018
Review of: Acre Crusader Broadsword
Lovely blade. Heavy, but decent balance and a tough edge with excellent flexibillity and a nice scabbard make it an awesome buy. Need to get more battlecry blades. This one is quite nice.
May 02, 2018
Review of: Falchion Sword
I just received my Falchion from MRL, when it went on DoD I had to grab it, despite some reviews calling it a battle machete or poorly balanced ( which seems to be a misconception of the historical Falchion) I was surprised to hold a wonderful weapon. The PoB is about 4 and a half from hilt, good for a slicer but handles well in the recovery and is not the "medieval machete " many reviews called it. It is a slicing sword, and is balanced as such. The nice heavy pommel aids in recovery as well. Very nice piece, would definately recommed.
March 30, 2018
Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar
The craftsmanship of this blade was impeccable. I ordered this sword on December 29th, 2018 and received it on March 28th, 2018. Three months was a small price to pay for such a well-made sword!
Reading some of the other reviews here, and even seeing some of the videos covered on this product on YouTube had worried me a bit after ordering, though having the sword in hand made me smile. It completed defied any of the negative rumors, and I was pleasantly surprised to find it surpassed all of my expectations.
For someone like me who belongs to a Living History Group, a seriously under-rated feature of this product is the scabbard and sword-belt. This belt is not only beautiful, but functional. Past belts have dramatically sagged from the weight of pouches, swords, and other trinkets/bobbles. This girdle is one of the finest upholstery I've ever warn. I can put it on once over my armor, and be sure I will never have to readjust it until it comes time to take it off. Marvelous!
The blade itself captures the spirit of the Knights Templar. While it may be a bit more fantastical than what the majority of most Templars owned; historically speaking, it resonates the mantra of the Templar code, which to me is far superior to 100% flawless accuracy. That is not to dismiss this sword as being fictional. It's components are very believable, and are affixed from a variety of different realistic sword styles.
The pommel, is a very nice touch. It adds nice counterbalance to the blade. More-over, the design upon the pommel's face is perfect. It is important for me that a Templar sword have the Psalm 115 invocation, as well as the sigilum militum X pisti, and they managed to incorporate both.
They did a good job using actual Templar heraldry, and not just stereotypical cross shapes. this is a sword made passionately by medievalists, for medievalists. And I will maintain this was one of the best purchases I've ever made.
A special thanks to Museum Replicas and Atlanta Cutlery!
March 29, 2018
Review of: Culloden Basket-Hilt Sword
Received this sword yesterday, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The construction is outstanding, the balance and feel are perfect, and its more modern finish makes it ruthlessly effective and practical. I am very happy with this purchase, and the Battlecry line of products in general. I'm glad I talked myself into buying this, because I would've regretted missing out! For anyone that is looking for a practical Scottish basket-hilt that values functionality above everything, this is the blade for you!
March 28, 2018
Review of: Blacksword
This sword is definitely a perfect balance of speed, power, strength, and durability. I definitely love it because it allowed me to decorate the sword into my own design and it's definitely combat ready. The blade itself is very strong and it doesn't rust easily due to the black finish.
March 25, 2018
Review of: On Her Majesty’s Service Sword Cane
This is a well made, great looking, functional walking cane. The blade is clean, etched, and not sharp. Very pleased with this. Worth the wait.
March 23, 2018
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: The English Cutlass
I purchased this as a Deal of the Day. As I've already purchased several items from Museum Replicas, I knew I couldn't go wrong with this cutlass.
It arrived quickly and very well packed and protected. MR is great at shipping their swords securely.
The finish of spectacular. It looks great and has a wonderful feel. Nicely balanced, light and easy to control. As others have suggested, wearing a glove might be a good idea as the handle is smooth and could shift in one's hand. A glove would offer a more stable grip. I ordered this sharpened and the edge is very sharp; nicely done. I keep this one by my bedside. Woe to the intruder who enters my chambers.
March 19, 2018