This is the first Windlass item I have ever returned. The sheath is good, and the handle and guards are fine. However, the blade seems a bit flimsy--too thin, and the etched letters are quite shallow. Also, the eagle and rune inlays are crude zinc castings with poor detail. I admit I haven't handled an original, but I remember how the old Collector's Armory ones looked years ago (Japanese made, I believe), and they looked a lot better than this, I am sorry to say. I expected better from Windlass.
January 21, 2016
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