I obtained this one in the summer of 2006. It seems very visually
appealing and has a solid heft. Nothing is loose or rattles, and
it has a reasonably sharp edge. Unfortunately I don't know much about
the tang and hilt construction. Center of gravity is about 4" or 5"
forward of the guard, despite the blade being only about 33" in length.
For a longsword, it has a slightly blade-heavy feel and isn't as lively
as I'd prefer. It certainly doesn't perform like my
A&A Fechterspiel Sword, but then
not much else does. I'm hoping that with proper control, the blade
presence will allow for solid cuts during test cutting.
It's not as nice, overall, as my Albion Talhoffer,
but then again it cost half as much. This sword also came with a pretty
decent scabbard included at that price, complete with wood core and
metal fittings (but not the leather back-sling pictured; I added that later).