As far as I am aware, this has been polished and is a shiny silver. The man-at-arms series is not polished. Instead, they have a chemical applied to them that turns them black. I think aesthetically it is a matter of preference, but the man-at-arms is cheaper, presumably, because it is less work to simply spray/dip a sword with chemical rather than do a proper polishing.
In my opinion it is simply a cost cutting measure and I agree with you that this is prettier. I think the men at arms series look like toys (even though they are obviously not toys!), this looks like a sword should; with gleaming silver!
They both, however, should perform equally - unless the chemical does something other than change the color of the sword.
Afaik the MAA version has not the leather wrapped ricasso.
Yeah because the entire thing is black I couldn't tell if it was leather wrapped or not. Either way, cheapest usable zweihander on the market! good luck with the sale. If I lived in Canada I would buy this yesterday
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