Review of: The Suontaka Viking Sword
With this sword I think I could pillage Europe on my own this is a beautiful and well made item. I looked over every inch of the sword itself and it was exactly what I had hoped for, sturdy, strong, tight and well balanced. The blade was sharpened too and it's sharp, trust me.
The scabbard was great but the copper over lay was a little darker than I expected but matched the handle so it worked.
The packaging was pretty impressive too I think it took me 10 minutes to get it out of all the wrapping so I'm totally impressed.
Reviewed by: Thomas, December 05, 2019
Review of: The Accolade Sword of the Knights Templar
This is an impressive sword. I'm very pleased with the quality of this product . The blade is sharp (I ordered it sharpened). It's a well balanced considering its size and weight . The belt and scabbard are beautiful , and the leather is of excellent quality . The blade appears to be heat treated properly. It has that nice bell like sound when struck with another hard piece of steel . It's beautiful!
Reviewed by: Dennis, October 20, 2019
Review of: Damascus Short Sword
absolutely gorgeous! first, a big thanks to the fulfillment and shipping crew: I only used standard shipping and received this item in 2 days! what an amazing bonus! the bone/wood handle is beautiful and the grip feels very natural. the blade arrived with the standard factory edge - just enough to make you wanna sharpen it a little more on your own. the included scabbard is a nice variation from the standard issue and with a few tweaks has transformed for over-the-shoulder carry. great piece, great price.
Reviewed by: matthew, August 09, 2019
Review of: Hutton Dueling Sabre with Scabbard
This dueling sabre is light and nimble in the hand. Pleasing to the eye, pleasing in the hand. Sheathing and unsheathing the sabre from the scabbard is always a delight. For Hema, SCA, against rapiers and light weapons, for solo drilling and sparring. Its perfect. Especially if you can't handle 3 lbs. for long periods. NEVER use this against heavier weapons like Arming swords, Longswords, or Heavier Sabres from Regenyei, Darkwood Armory, Castille Armory. For these swords are heavy duty sabres that will chew up the Windlass sabre. Just don't risk it.
Reviewed by: HAU, June 17, 2019
Review of: 1840 Ames NCO Sword
I was undecided between this sword and another but when I saw that Windlass was now offering the M1840 NCO sword with a leather sheath that did it. I do not like steel scabbards. It appears that I made a good decision as it handles well being fast and nimble. My biggest issue is in the manner in which Windlass chose to add the nomenclature to the ricasso. I had fully expected it to be stamped but instead it is printed on. Nicely done but printed, I can feel the raised lettering and no doubt in time will wear off, if I don’t accidently use something that will dissolve it first. For a complete review see my review on SBG https://sbg-sword-forum.forums.net/thread/56791/windlass-new-m1840-sword-5000836?page=1
Reviewed by: Paul, March 14, 2019
Review of: 1840 Ames NCO Sword
I was debating whether to buy the #500350 M1840 NCO Sword or one from another company. When I saw that Windlass had put new clothes on their old #500350, namely a leather sheath, and called it #500836 and briefly offered it at a 15% discount I jumped at it. The leather sheath was the selling point. Well, that and the statistics, principally the weight and balance point also helped. The sword is nimble, fast, and easily controlled. The diameter of the grip is a trifle small for my size 8 hand but easily manageable. A glove gives me a better fit. It comes without a washer but I made one from an old leather slingshot pouch without difficulty. The blade is a thrusting blade but after putting a convex razor sharp edge on it, it cuts the traditional soft targets well. The nomenclature on the ricasso was disappointing as it is printed on the surface where it is subject to wearing off or possibly affected by certain solvents. I was expecting it to be stamped into the metal. The grip arrived with a visible parting seam and a bit of flash. I took care of all with a couple of needle files. It’s a 5 starrer in my book.
Reviewed by: Paul, March 02, 2019
Review of: Viking Ulfberht
Just received mine today. Nice feel. Quality built. Good balance. Good finish. Seems to have good temper. I ordered it sharpened and it did come sharp. I have many Windlass swords in my collection. I plan to display instead of use this sword. I also bought the shield. It is also a well built product.
Reviewed by: JAMES H, February 22, 2019
Review of: 1840 Ames NCO Sword
I couldn't be more pleased with this high quality reproduction of a classic sword. It's exactly what I needed for living history/reenacting. I am currently active duty military and have since purchased several more and had them engraved for senior NCO retirement gifts.
if you're looking for a great blade at a great value, look no further.
Reviewed by: Derek, February 09, 2019
Review of: Battlecry Maldon Viking Sword
Very satisfied! This sword is very well made and has great balance, the perfect weapon to take on any raid!
Reviewed by: Anthony, June 16, 2017
Review of: Battlecry Bosworth Longsword
Handles like a dream.
Honestly, having only handled a small selection of swords at this point, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but this sword blows the rest of the water.
The only gripes I have with my Bosworth Longsword is that on one side, the middle of the guard was filed down on a slight angle, so the ridge that runs along the fuller is on a slight angle. Being a minor gripe that has no affect on the handling of this fine weapon, it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
The marbled or stonewashed bluing is actually really beautiful in person, something even my photos can't really capture, that said, if you don't like that sort of thing in general then you've already made your mind up.
I would absolutely recommend this sword to anyone who likes the look of it and would like a nice, responsive and suprisingly light Longsword to add to their collection.
I'm certainly very happy with it.
Reviewed by: Jack, February 17, 2017