As a follow up to last months issue, last month I finally found/made the time to complete and upload not one but 4 new comprehensive sword reviews based on swords I tested and reviewed during my trip to Australia a few months ago, bringing the total number of swords reviewed during that time to 6.
The first was perhaps the most detailed - a hands on review of 2 prototype
Forge Direct Custom Katana
- and was perhaps the most fun of them all to test. These swords really do cut like the proverbial knife through butter, and as a result of these reviews, we added a ton of new options to this line.
|One of the 2 Swords from the Forge Direct Custom Katana Review
The second and third were both swords by Darksword Armory - the stunning
, and the
Two Handed Sword
from the Herald Series, their entry level made in India line..
The Sovereign sword was very hard to put down, the handling and styling of this sword fit me to a 't'. The Herald Series - not bad, but not without its problems..
Finally, I completed my review marathon with the Global Gear
G-1100 Mangalloy Katana
. I had mixed feelings about this one too, and the review is an interesting demonstration on why a paper cutting test is not the decider or a deal breaker when it comes to how well a given sword will cut light targets..
Only one more review from the trip to go, and it will be a total change of pace and genre - the BCI (
Blade Culture International
) 'Panabas' - a Filipino blade that proved amazingly durable and frighteningly effective.. I will save the juicy details for when the review is complete, but to the right you can see a teaser pick.
All in all, it was a blast testing all these swords - so when you have a moment check them out - I would especially love to hear from anyone who has purchased one of these swords to see if their opinion on them is the same as mine or not.
Always good to be open minded when it comes to sword evaluation..!