Post by William Swiger on Feb 22, 2013 4:53:17 GMT
Thanks for posting. I really like this sword and have two of them. On one, I touched up the edges and removed a good bit of the antiquing from the blade and fittings. Just did it to make the two look different.
Yep - 2-handed by all means. :-)
"We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all." — Theodore Roosevelt
As promised, some pictures. However I apologize as I am no photographer and the quality may be questionable. I do agree that I'll have to sharpen this to cut although as is I think I could do a few thrusts since the tip is considerably sharp. On that note, what are the best ways to sharpen? Whet stone, water stone? I've only ever sharpened knives so I'm really new to this. Also, in the photo with myself I have a sword frog however it doesn't hold the scabbard tight enough and if I do not hold it it will slide to the ground. Maybe I'm just using it the wrong way but can anyone clarify?
I bought one as a relatively cheap sword to begin doing more western cutting. I had to file the last 3 inches of the tip into shape myself, as it came with a 1mm edge.The rest needed a good going over before it passed muster too. Now, though, it cuts much better than I assumed it would, or expected it to.
I also massively improved my grip by soaking the leather, using p20 as a wetting agent, annd wrapped it super tight with waxed parcel string until it had dried. The spongy feeling's gone, it's slghtly slimmer and very grippy.. particularly after deep waxing it.
I, like Mr' Swigers, removed quite a bit of the antique effect... ahem.. and also filed down all the edges of the guard. Oh, and cracked thevery light scabbard while it was empty. May still use it as a core for a new one, but it's 3" longer than the blade. Not sure it needs to be any longer than it naturally is.
Anyway, cool review, and def worth doing the grip IMHO. Oh bugger. Forgot. I do think the glue holding the leather on the grip will not last long. It's just starting to go on the riser where I couldn't compress it with the cord wrap.
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