thots on windlass fachion n condor cutlass. Dec 11, 2019 16:52:30 GMT
Post by susieqz on Dec 11, 2019 16:52:30 GMT
i know nothing about swords but i know weapons.
i have several beautiful handguns, made with care n precision.
that's probably too high a standard, but i have buck hunting knives,
so i'll use those as a standard.
FIT N FINISH
the windlass falchion has a very good mirror finish.
in fact, the whole sword loos great on the wall, if you don't look close.
but the ugly gap between sword n guard is unacceptable.
worse, if you sight down the blade, there is a slight angle between hilt n blade.
i should have returned this.
i give windlass a FAIL.
this is your fault.
i know this is sloppy work.
windlass knows this is sloppy work, but they won't fix
this because you guys keep buying from them.
a boycott is needed.
the sheath is ornate but has no way to attach it to a belt.
thr condor does not try to be a wall hanger. it's looks are utilitarian, giving it the kind of beauty my guns have.
it is a tool n looks like a tool.
the blade is blued n so far hasn't scratched after heavy use.
i can fix bluing anyway.
more important, the blade passes thru the guard with just a hairline crack.
you have to tell me if this work as easier to do, because if i understand it what i've read, this is not a sword
it's a messer.
the over large grips are well fastened with 3 rivits passing thru the full tang.
this looks muc like a yo ho ho n a bottle of rum sword.
the looks may not be for everyone, but i'll grade this an A minus.
it has a narrow blood grove n there is a slight bobble on one side, but hardly noticable.
the blade comes very sharp. no need to pay for sharpening.
the sheath is perfect for my needs.
not period authentic, it has a modern belt loop.
the leather is thick n well stitched. i give it an A plus.
the falchion has a bowie like clipped point that could certainly cut right thru ribs.
as to cutting, it should cut off an arm with no problem.
so, if an intruder burst in, would i want this sword to fight my way to a gun?
windlass took a great design n added so much weight that it's just an axe pretending to be a sword.
it's just too slow n a nimble intruder could avoid my swing.
its best use would be chopping firewood.
i give it a FAIL.
on the other hand, the cutlass is nimble n quick.
i doubt it could remove an arm, but if i hit an arm holding a weapon, the arm would be useless n the weapon would fall.
i'd feel safe with this cutlass.
people have aid this cutlass won't stab. i disagree.
if i sharpen the clipped point, it could give a leathal stab.
condor gave me twice the sword at half the price.
this is the sword you want oon your belt/