Join Date: Mar 2012
I haven't yet met a sword of less than 700g that I felt was unwieldy. Not an unusual length for an infantry sword.
That said, a very light-hilted sword (which some would say "blade-heavy" instead) will feel different. Differently-wieldy, at least. (I feel this with my shorter (27" blade) and lighter (400g) yatagan.)
I wonder exactly what role the ears play when you're moving it around at speed (note to self: swing my yatagan around at speed and see).