4 thoughts on “Old Timey Stabby

  1. Cold Steel makes excellent knives, but crappy swords. Although a Messer is technically a knife, it is a sword in all practical respects — and thus shouldn’t be bought from Cold Steel.

      • Cold Steel swords are too heavy and have too little distal taper, making them feel like a sharpened crowbar rather a sword. Cold Steel also likes threaded pommels rather peened ones. That’s OK, even desirable in a practice weapon, but not in a battle-ready one.

        (Threaded pommels work loose relatively quickly. In a practice weapon that sees a lot of use, that will certainly happen. A loose threaded pommel, though, can just be screwed back on, whereas a loose peened pommel means a trip to a smith).

        • Thanks. A lack of distal taper could indeed be a bit of a nuisance.
          I’m not quite so bothered by the threaded pommels, though.

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