Ronin Katana Two Handed Long Sword #10
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Great for the price. Can’t get much more fun than this. I would love it even more if it had a “nail”...then it would be even more like a messer. It feels great to wield. I’m no expert but I do HEMA and this thing is fun.
After some trouble with the customs in Germany (please post the bill onte outside of the box next time), I finally got it home and could see it in all its glory. It's a beautifull sword with good handling and a moderatly sharp blade. Thanks to the distal taper its surprisingly light and feels nimble for a sword of that size. The leather scabbard is useable but not very pretty. same for the belt thats shipped with it; I wish they would just not bother with the belt and pretty up the scabbard instead. All in all a great sword, but the extras are lacking
Good but not great. The blade is quite nice, which is why I decided to keep the sword. Handle is a touch thin for my taste, and the faux leather is fairly flimsy. For $250 though, I will simply wrap some leather cord around it and call it a day. The steel is 1075 and I was able to put a very sharp edge on it. It cuts very well, and the edge was still razor sharp are a good test cutting session. However, after only one tatami workout, the guard is a bit loose. Not the biggest of deals, but a touch disappointing. All in all an excellent training weapon. I feel like the construction on the #7 longsword is a bit more solid, but for the price, it's a good buy. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo9y0M1FW8SIojPiUz_OIRYFdOX0YmpHAxDiO80/?hl=en&taken-by=mikesharkey
For $250 I was expecting a cold steel esque sharped club, but instead I got a blade that handles, and cuts better than any sword in my collection. After about 10 min with a strop It was razor sharp and now cuts even better than my Katana(that I also got from ronin). I could not be happier with the blade. I was able to cut a 1.80 inch maple sapling all the way through on the bias with one low power swing. If your considering this or any of the other euro blades JUST DO IT. Forget cold steel get a blade that doesn't suck. P.S. the sheath that this sword come with kinda blows but its a $250 blade so it kinda a free addon and it does the job well enough
This version of a "Grosse Messer" was top notch from inside the box to being held in my hand. I was surprised by how light the blade itself was, yet the thickness of spine belies its true strength. I haven't had a chance to cut with it, but I have no doubt after swinging through katas that it'll stand up to the rigors of stress tests , all while being shockingly light enough to slice, chop, and stab without becoming a burden (literally and figuratively) to the wielder whether physically strong or not. I would highly recommend this sword to anyone, and EVERYONE who is looking for a sword that's a little different from the norm. It may not be EXACTLY historically accurate, but it's a strong, well built sword that will preform however you need it whenever you need it! Thanks Ronin, this ones a KEEPER!