I have a 34″ wall hanger behind me. Fucking edges were not even ground in; just 1/16″ of flat steel along the sides. Also since it wasnt ground right it weigs more than 5# for a blade that should weigh less than 3.
Also have a 40″ that was made close to correct. The crossguard is a bit sloppy which is the only defect. that one has a nice hand made wooden scabard the ex father in law made for it with a sword belt.
The people I know who do are into the Japanese style of sword. I like the rapier and others. Seen some footage on youtube of a guy with rapier and dagger, the two weapons and his tactics were fascinating. Top skill. I’m into Dune a lot. The Fremen all have knives. Blades are just so cool.
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Really late on the topic, however I do collect swords. The first one is a beastmaster replica made by a reputable smith. It was made to be able to stand up to some abuse as the blade has no edge. The sheath was made out of ash wood and is almost as hard as steel. It is wrapped and stitched over by a leather covering to protect the wood from any damage. This sword was around two thousand USD. All the fittings are made of steel, three 2mm steel tang pins were used to secure the tang of the blade within the oak shaft handle.