Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Handle Material, Finish, Overall Quality
Not great quality, but fine for re-enactment or display.
I purchased this sword to go with a Single/Western Action outfit. The finish is a bit rough but some fine sanding and polishing, mainly of the hilt, will improve it's appearance. The blade is very, very blunt - the 'edge' would be about 1/16" across, and it would take quite a lot of effort to sharpen it. Also as the blade appears to be chrome (?) plated, sharpening it may spoil the shiny appearance somewhat. Just near the hilt, there is 'India' engraved on it in small letters. The blade is also very heavy and the sword is very cumbersome to swing around. My great-great-great-grandfather's genuine sword that I have is much lighter and easier to handle. (As I kid, I would run around in the forest with it pretending to be a pirate/soldier/knight etc.)The description states that the handle is wrapped with brown leather, but it looks more like cheap synthetic to me. I'll replace it with real leather sometime.The scabbard is good and the sword fits well into it. Overall, as a purely ornamental sword for historical re-enactment or display, it's fine and well worth the money.