What Do You Folks Think of This Sword?

Jonathan Randall

Senior Master
MTS Alumni
Joined
Jan 26, 2005
Messages
4,981
Reaction score
31
What Do You Folks Think of This Sword? I'm thinking of purchasing it (unsharpened) to begin a collection. I had some (emphasis on some, i.e., little) training in foil when I was younger, but otherwise, I am a newbie to swords and swordsmanship. I see that this is made of a decent steel for its price of $145.00.

http://www.reliks.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=1287

DIMENSIONSInchesBlade Length26 1/2Overall Length32Blade MaterialHigh Carbon 1065/1095Weight1 lb

Windlass Steelcrafts簧

Learn about Windlass Swords and the big difference between a functional (battle ready) and decorative sword.
 

MA-Caver

Sr. Grandmaster
MT Mentor
Joined
Aug 21, 2003
Messages
14,960
Reaction score
312
Location
Chattanooga, TN
Jonathan Randall said:
What Do You Folks Think of This Sword? I'm thinking of purchasing it (unsharpened) to begin a collection. I had some (emphasis on some, i.e., little) training in foil when I was younger, but otherwise, I am a newbie to swords and swordsmanship. I see that this is made of a decent steel for its price of $145.00.

http://www.reliks.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=1287

DIMENSIONSInchesBlade Length26 1/2Overall Length32Blade MaterialHigh Carbon 1065/1095Weight1 lb

Windlass Steelcrafts簧

Learn about Windlass Swords and the big difference between a functional (battle ready) and decorative sword.
I'll quote a Fed-Ex commerical...

ARRRR!
 

tshadowchaser

Sr. Grandmaster
MT Mentor
Founding Member
MTS Alumni
Joined
Aug 29, 2001
Messages
13,460
Reaction score
730
Location
Athol, Ma. USA
Nice looking sword. I dont know much about how good it would be but it would make a nice display piece if nothing else
 

terryl965

<center><font size="2"><B>Martial Talk Ultimate<BR
MTS Alumni
Joined
Apr 9, 2004
Messages
41,259
Reaction score
338
Location
Grand Prairie Texas
Looks like a great starter piece so why not if the price does not scare you away buy it.
Terry
 

ScottUK

Yellow Belt
Joined
Aug 23, 2003
Messages
35
Reaction score
2
Location
West Midlands, UK
Jonathan Randall said:
I see that this is made of a decent steel for its price of $145.00.
Not sure if high carbon steel is 'decent'. As a wallhanger it's pretty enough though...
 

Phil Elmore

Master of Arts
Joined
Mar 30, 2002
Messages
1,514
Reaction score
54
Has the quality of Windlass increased in recent years? I was under the impression they were not very good at all.
 

SFC JeffJ

Grandmaster
MTS Alumni
Joined
Mar 15, 2006
Messages
9,141
Reaction score
43
Phil Elmore said:
Has the quality of Windlass increased in recent years? I was under the impression they were not very good at all.

About two years ago, I bought Windlass Steels black Shivonna. There were lots of issues I had with it, so I sent it back for replacement. Got the replacement in about 2 weeks time, and it was just as bad as the first. Just got my money back then.

If you have your heart set on a naval cutlass, try out Cold Steels repo of the 1917 US Navy cutlass. Good weapon there, does cost more though.

Jeff
 
Top