A Day at the Range
L. Neil Smith's Blog
Sepbember 15, 2003, Some Weapons Pictures
Like the guy in The Hidden said about that red Ferrari, I want this sword. It's one of the best and cleanest-lined designs I've seem in a long time and has a good handle length, comparing well with my katana. If the steel is even halfway good, it should be fine for thrusting, hacking, and draw-cuts.
It's a little like Sandahl Bergmann's sword in the first Conan movie, and a little like Arwen's sword in Lord of the Rings, both of which (and the girls, too) I've greatly admired.
But look, Mano runes!