Ronin European Long Sword #7
Steel: Through hardened 1075 spring steel
Weight: 3 pounds 7 oz
Total Length: 47 inches
Blade: 36 inches
Width: 1.5 inches
Handle: 7.1inches (not including pommel)
Includes free sheath.
Posted by Pierre on Aug 29th 2018
After much research I bought this , my first sword. Unfortunately the pommel end suffered some scuffing from rough freight handling but all else seemed intact.
The sword hilt fits better in the pommel one way than the other being more "gappy". The hilt has some cosmetic marks in it but otherwise the sword feels well put together. The tip grind is slightly off the center line which is annoying but barely noticeable .
The pommel/belt leather is very thin and practically useless .
Sword handles and feels good in the hand, and cuts well even if not as sharp as expected. Sliced satisfyingly through some water filled plastic bottles.
Posted by Dom on May 2nd 2018
I bought this sword after doing some research and watching you tube videos. It came in and its a solid piece. Only reason I did not give it 5 starts is because it came in with zero sharpness. It was literally so dull you could run your hand up and down the blade. I fixed that! Now its ready to cut things up. Other then that this piece feels great in the hand no rattles or anything at all. Good balanced blade!
Posted by Steven Winnett on Apr 22nd 2017
This one is a home run. Solidly built, great balance, good geometry, zero bevel and tight tolerances. There are swords out there costing way more that offer way less. Great job Team Ronin! Can't wait to see more swords appearing in your Euro line up. How about an Elite Euro catalogue?
Posted by JW on Mar 3rd 2017
I don't usually write reviews for products like this, but I gotta say I'm impressed. Well made sword that feels alive in the hand and looks authentic and durable. I haven't put it through its paces yet but I expect it to hold up nicely. Edge slices paper effortlessly. Great value for price will buy more from this line in the future!
Posted by Alastair on Jun 2nd 2016
I purchased this sword as a gift for my brother. Since it was for a gift I wanted a sword that would be of excellent quality without the potential problems of a lower end sword such as a loose hilt or the blade rattling in the scabbard. I chose Ronin Katana after a lot research and comparison. I can easily say the quality of the sword exceeded my expectations in every way.
I was extremely impressed by the workmanship all around. The hilt is very solid and comfortable in the hand. The pommel looks great and gives a good balance to the sword. The binding on the handle is also really well done and seems like it will last. The blade came sharpened and was more than up for the cutting test we put it through. The sword fits very snuggly and securely in the scabbard.
The cost of the sword is really competitive for the quality and the international shipping costs were far lower than anyone else was offering.
Only issue is the sword belt which is set up for someone left handed. Thought this was a bit strange and that the factory default would be for someone right handed.
All prices are in USD