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3.8 out of 5 stars
Cold Steel Two Handed Great Sword
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51 of 66 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2011
I know, a lot of you probably think this is a sword for larp nerds to bring to ren faires or something. But nothing could not be be further from the truth! This is a high performance blade, suitable for deterring car thieves, home invaders, King George, and muggers. It's a real room wrecker (or street wrecker), but usually, I just take it out in the backyard and wreck me some tall reeds. Man, I could do that all day.

I keep mine in the umbrella stand by the front door, in case somebody tries to home invade me, I have my two-handed great sword close by when I look through the peephole. And the product description is no joke! This blade is highly effective against swordsmens and halberdiers, as evidenced by the fact none have dared to set foot on my property. And if Patrick McGoohan tries to get up in my grill, I'll tell him he can't take my free and throw this six-pound beauty right up his Limer ass.

This thing will also be friggin sweet at the ren faire. My buddy Randy will be so jealous. And he's a level twelve cleric!
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2011
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Overall experience - a must-have sword, but the packaging offered here is insufficient to protect the sword in shipping.

Great things:

1 - Massive enough to decapitate a mighty auroch with a single blow
2 - Gandalf wishes he had this sword when he smote the balrog's ruin upon the mountainside
3 - Because it is so huge and twice or more the weight of most other swords, it's a great strength builder for your sword arm if you do tameshigiri or iaido/kendo.
4 - Great for me, since I'm tall - I'd say if you're under 5'10-6'0" you may be too small for this weapon.

Here are the problems:

1 - The sword does NOT come with a scabbard, even though the item description says it does.
2 - The packaging is not done well. I think there's a metal plate that's supposed to guard the bottom end of the box, so that the bubble-wrapped sword (who thought of that one?) doesn't poke through the bottom. So your sword tip is going to be shipped pushing against a metal stop. That being said, the metal plate in my box was just floating around the inside, and my sword arrived with the blade sticking out of the bottom of the box (I'm sure the UPS guy loved that!). It would be so much better to have a cheap plastic cap put on the bottom of the sword, but that is not the case here. I am returning it for this reason, alone.
3 - The leather wrapping forward of the hilt may be glued down, but the seam is sewed, and the thread is not tied off. So the thread is flopping around.
4 - The leather wrapping on the handle is not bad, but the rings underneath the leather rise up as to create an effect similar to a tent with poles. Where the rings rise above the level of the handles, there is air space under the leather. As such, it's not like a handle wrapped with a thin strip of leather. The leather can bunch up and move around if you're doing any sort of real swinging (I was bare handed).

In the end, I still like the sword, and I will have another. It's just too massive to not love.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2013
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Sword is good, but would be better if a scabbard for it would be available as included or as an option
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Been wanting one of these for years and years; finally bought one and I am thrilled. It truly is an awesome blade with the quality that I expect from Cold Steel. I cannot say enough good things about this sword; fit, workmanship, sharpness. Ordered a custom built scabbard from a company in Chech Republic and it is one sweet set-up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 9, 2014
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I was conflicted when rating this product. The great sword looks awesome and seems very solid, but the packaging, box, and bubble wrap is a joke. I would rate this product a 5 out of 5, but I haven't received one in good condition yet. The packaging should be rated a 1.
A few days ago I received my great sword through UPS. When I received the sword, I noticed the box had holes in every side where the cross guard had punched through the box in shipping. When opening the box, two inserts were laying inside with the sword was just laying where it landed. The entire sword was covered by one thin layer of the smallest bubble wrap. After inspecting the sword, I noticed the cross guard was bent and loose. Naturally, I sent it back to Amazon. On the up side, Amazon has been great at sending a new one. I receive the next one tomorrow and we'll see if it's any better.
I'm not sure if Amazon or Cold Steel need to address this issue, but the packaging is absurd.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2014
This sword is a beast! It is massive and sturdy. I have it displayed in the center of my collection. The fittings and handle are in perfect condition and the blade is razor sharp. My only (non) complaint is the the spikes on the blade might be a little too sharp and worry me when I'm handing it by the blade-hold, but that's as it should be and if I were better, it wouldn't be a problem. Great sword for anyone who might need to take down a charging grizzly or a stray giant.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2014
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Well when the sword showed up the delivery guy asked me what it was because it poked through the package and I told him it was a sword and opened the box in front of him and took it out just to notice that the tip was horriblely chipped at almost the size of a dime. Needless to say the driver took the box back to the truck for a return. I think cold steel can make a good product and I own five items from this company but it's been hit or miss with them lately . Waiting for refund.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2012
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I have had this sword for a month now and report no problems, but thats because Ive been careful. This sword is beautiful and well made, if you are planning to display it know that the outer ring guard means any mounting hooks must come out a minimum of 3 to 3 1/2 inches. The upper leather grip on the sword is a little frail and could easily wear if you are not gentle with it. Otherwise a great sword at a great value!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2013
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I received this product and it had a loosed hilt and a blunted point, ( as if it was dropped ) I returned this product in exchange
for another one.
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on May 23, 2013
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My brother was due for a sweet gift and the look on his face when he first unboxed and then held the greatsword proved to me that it was money well spent.
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