Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Material, None
Dont underestimate the Kingfisher
I'll start off by saying everyone should own one of these. Where else can you get a battle ready short sword for so little? So initial thoughts are that it's kinda weird looking, like mash up of different sword designs. As soon as you get it in your hands, you feel the balance and notice the distal taper. It's made for business! One would think it's a thrusting weapon, and it definitely excels at that, but it's quite the cutter as well. I have been thoroughly impressed with how it cuts, despite being relatively thin bladed, it has good geometry, but still tough and resilient. Heat treat is fantastic, this sword/machete does everything right. It has what you need and nothing you dont and the price reflects that. Yes, the hickory scales are roughly fitted, but it's simple enough to smooth the rough edges yourself, its $65! I would love to see more options added to this line, something like a Gladius would be awesome.