Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by CB Swords, May 4, 2005.
We have them up for sale now:
Anyone have any idea how "battle ready" they really are?
I'm almost certain that you can unpack it from the box and run straight into the battle to victory.
I mean, it does have a carbon steel blade.
Somebody is in a bad mood ...
Not at all, I'm just gearing up to run into battle myself.
hey has anyone noticed on all of the kingdom of heaven posters the belts are on the wrong side? they all are holding the sword in the right hand (as apposed to left) and the scabbards on the right side of the hip.
I would love to have one(or more), but it was a good movie except for the some of the action was a bit unlikely(it is a movie so what am i saying?)
I never noticed that teh blets were on teh wrong sides, but then agiant for me that would the right side as I am lefty.
CB, have you had a chance to inspect any of them? Can you describe the fit and finish on them, or are they still boxed up?
I have seen Balian's sword in person and it looks much nicer than it does in the pictures. When I can afford the scabbard with it I might consider buying it.
Justice, did you get a chance to heft it and get a feel for it?
Just bought it a few days ago. It is actually a very nice sword. It has a definite heft to it, but being the muscular man that I am (takes time to flex) I actually think the sword is very historically weighted. It definitely has the nicest craftsmanship of any Windlass blade I have owned save perhaps for the Leif Ericson damascus steel viking sword I have. The grip is a bit too large and short, but one can get used to it easily when wearing gloves.
Didn't get the scabbard but I am planning on picking one up next week when I get paid next.
We haven't received our first shipment of these yet so I can't give any opinion on them.
cool I was thinking about getting the Balian sword even though its kinda gaudy.
You have to be careful when you see something as being "battle ready" half of the time... they dont actually know what it means. I've seen stainless steel swords with "battle ready" written underneath the title.
Since these are made by Windlass... you can assume that these ones are battle worthy. Although they may not be of the high quality standards of Albion or All Saints Blades... they will stand up for a long time.
and when a blade says its battle ready you shoud always double check that. i dont recall if any of the higher quality blade makers actualy claim their sworeds as being battle ready.
I dare say that they wouldn't say as much, even a carbon steel blade would not be guaranteed to stand up to the rigors of battle.
IMHO, unfortunately, when it comes to buying swords these days you have to pay to get quality, don't get me wrong, the Kingdom of Heaven swords are very decent, but would i fight with one? Probably not.
well I just got the sword of Tiberius for my birthday
I think its a very nice looking sword. When I held it it felt lighter than I thought it would, 3.5 lbs, or maybe that it jsut felt light compared to the other sword I own a CS Grossemesser that wieghs in around 4 pounds.
My only problem with it is the huge uncomfortable pommel. it is supposedly a hand and a half sword but the only way two of my hands are going to comfortably on the hilt would be if the hilt were slightly lengthened, which would make it a longsword, or the pommel shape changed some how.
Luckily for me being as it a windlass sword i can take the pommel nut off and remove teh pommel and make a new pommel.
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