Reliks Customer Reviews
Reviewed by verified owners of this product
Garett F. - Verified Buyer
"First a few measurements: Mine weighs 3 lb, 2 oz or 1.42 kg. This is still a bit heavy but within the specification range. Distal taper: at the Guard - 4.5mm; 25cm from guard - 3.9 mm; 50 cm from guard - 3.7 mm; 75 cm from guard (1 cm from tip) - 2.45 mm. This is the best I could get with my Mastercraft digital caliper. I do not know if that is enough but it is what I measured. I have done no cutting with this yet but it feels like it will do whatever I want it to.
After all the reviews and weight complaints I was expecting a project sword but it feels perfect: balanced; weighty but not heavy; nimble at the tip; firm in the hand. Instead of full disassemble, grind and re-assemble all it needs is a little touch up around the hilt. Some of the welds are poor and rough and there is pitting here and there. Strangely some of the structure of the complex hilt is thin, nice oval cross-section whereas some of it is thick, square and heavy. So I think all it needs is some "dremel work" to shape the square chunks, tidy up the welds, do something with the few pits and perhaps shave off the sides of the pommel.
The real problem with the guard is rough, square "hot spots" around the finger rings which need to be smoothed and perhaps wrapped with leather. In addition the knuckle of my index finger hits second side ring sometimes - it needs to be bent out some how - and the knuckle bow needs to be lifted outward because my hand hits that as well.
So a few modifications but far less work than I was anticipating.
And SHARP! My Diavolo Main Gauche from ********* is so poorly sharpened it cannot even cut para-cord. Excellent sharpening from Reliks.
So I am very happy ... no, delighted actually.
I got a better sword that I was expecting, less of a project than I expected, within a reasonable weight range, excellent balance and a great combination of nimble in the tip and weighty in the hand. The Scabbard fit tightly and is loosening up nicely. No flaws I could find except the rough welds and pitting mentioned above. For the price and what it is I enthusiastically give it a full 5 stars.
Lee I. - Verified Buyer
"needs some minor work with slightly loose wire wrap and some grinding touch ups; pretty satisfied with the sharpness and quality overall
Terry L. - Verified Buyer
"I trust Windlass to make a good product
Drew L. - Verified Buyer
"Extremely well balanced, sturdy. Incredibly attractive, though this is clearly a practical weapon that means business rather than an ornament. Exceptional ratio between form and function in design. Not so large or heavy as to be unwieldy in one hand but easy to switch to a two-handed grip for extra power.
Gregory B. - Verified Buyer
"Cool sword. Happy with purchase.