Pros: Finish, Usable, Overall Quality, Blade Material, Materials, None
CS Grossemesser review
I bought the CS Grossemesser for WMA training. I intend to train with heavier weapon and fight with lighter. that is the main reason i picked up this sword. i have to say that even its weight nearly 1.8kg, it is well balanced and do not feel that heavy at all. however the total mass is still there so that will make you tire faster in real fight. if you use it as a training weapon, this won't be a problem. the extra mass can be reduced by carefully remove some materials from the cross guard and pummel by either drilling holes or cutting groves. the blade itself came with a surprisingly fine polish. the edge and spine are both straight, no sign of bending. the edge came with OK sharpness. It took me less than an hour to make it shaving sharp though i do not suggesting you do that to a sword of this size. i did it just to see how easy i can sharpen the blade. the blade cuts well, especially to heavy targets. it can easily go through 20cm tatami mats. the blade is quiet strong, it hack through a nearly 4cm diameter shovel handle with a single swing. well not quiet clean cut, mostly was the impact shattered the staff. and no damage to the blade at all, except the cross guard felt a little lose after 2 hours chopping. but that can be easily fixed.one thing cs really need to improve is the sheath and the handle. they feel so cheap. the leather is so thin, and come lose. and i don't know if its real leather after all. man i don't mind paying extra 50$ for some improvement on sheath and handle. right now everything else feels like American quality, then when you look at handle and sheath. it spells made in china. but overall i am really happy with it.