Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CSA Consulate, Rm. 101, Glos. UK: p.s. - Real Dogs Have Feathering.
Just to finish, it arrived today, not half bad. seems well made, light at 674 grams, distal tapered springy 27 in. blade 1 1/4 in. wide. Feels fairly well balanced. Not sharp, about like a butter knife, so not HEMA legal.
The 'rust' on the photo was actually dried cosmoline or similar & cleaned off wth soapy water. The wire wound grip is solid, 4 2/2 in. well fitting scabbard has two decorated solid rings cast into the similarly decorated fitting. no markings. I leave it as an example of what to look out for if any more come up in future.