Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Usable, Overall Quality, Blade Material, Materials, None
Cons: Handle Material, Finish
Ok it took me a while to save up for one of these bad boys. This sword kicks butt. 1055 is a perfect balance for a non damascus steel and it is slightly weighty, but overall the razor sharp sword does the job. This is one of the few products that I give a 5 to. Seriously there are some issues but just about all can be conquered.1) taking apart the handle requires a home made took to remove it. It is on there seriously tight and one would need a sand hammer and a wood frame to knock it off. Seriously a lot of work whereas other swords you can just remove it by removing the pins. Yes, this would prevent any slop in the handle, but then again a well made blade won't have that. 2) The sword comes completely unpolished, which actually is fine by me, but leaving it that way, the sword oxidizes way to fast. But the good part is you can polish the blade and give it a mirror finish that would marvel the more expensive Cold Steel swords. Once polished, you will find the blade is much more resistant to oxidation and requires less to almost no oil on the blade in comparison. The blade overall came sharp, but yes, a little sharpening on a good ole Arkansas whet stone will resolve that issue. Overall a kickass sword and would recommend it to anyone.