Weight's fine; point of balance is about four inches above the shell.
The brass wire on the grip is only a loose, braided affair that makes handling it very uncomfortable without gloves. It's a good idea to do so, wrap the hilt in something else, remove the wire altogether, or both.
The coating on the blade chips readily, and both swords I ordered arrived with patches of rust on them. One was built solidly, the other has a shell and crossguard that rattle and shift a lot.