Pros: Overall Quality, Usable, Blade Material, Finish
Worth every cent...
There are lots of tales about this sword. Many people who bought this when they first came out were disappointed in the weak, thin 'rat-tail' tang. Some tangs broke under light cutting(water bottles, fruit, newspaper rolls, etc.) The early tangs WERE thin and weak. NO MORE! The people spoke, and Hanwei listened! The tang on mine is thick and wide and one-piece...no welded-on threads. I cut a large pumpkin completely in half with little effort. The fit and finish are excellent. Keep it oiled! The high carbon steel will eventually get surface rust. I now have mine on display in my living room. People will come in and see it and say-''Holy S***! That's a BIG-A** SWORD!!!!" I love it just for that shock value. Makes my Hanwei Rhinelander look like a pimple picker. Get one, especially if you have Scottish roots. A genuine museum replica. Worth every cent!.....Sir Marcus