I ordered one of these out of pure curiosity and the cheap price.
I wasn't disappointed. Very light and agile, the multiple fullers
make for an extremely lively practice weapon. In fact, it's almost
too light, but I haven't minded that much, especially since it's
light enough to use effectively single-handedly, perhaps more so
than the actual single-hand version.
We haven't had an opportunity to really beat it up yet, so I don't
have much to say about its durability and longevity. However, it
seems tight and solid, and in the first few class sessions we've
used it in, it's admirably withstood some serious sword-slapping
parrying maneuvers with only minor marks on the blade. No nicks
or burrs that could catch clothing or scratch skin.
It should be noted that the edge, while blunt, is still fairly
thin and can hurt if swung too hard against unprotected skin (including
t-shirts and other thin clothes), as compared to significantly more
blunted weapons, such as the A&A Fechterspiel.
As inexpensive as it is, this is a viable option to use instead of
a wooden waster. My classmates have been impressed with the apparent