Are the del tin 16th century cut and thrust sword or the windlass munich cut and thrust sword any good?

The Del Tin Cut and Thrust Sword

The Del Tin Cut and Thrust Sword

The Del Tin Cut and Thrust Sword The Windlass Munich

Are the del tin 16th century cut and thrust sword or the windlass Munich cut and thrust sword any good?

Like how do they handle whats the out of the box sharpness, durability, is the blade any good. i just wanna know which sword i should get.

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Here's some comparison info to get you started
by: Paul

Both of these swords are pretty good for the price and decent historical replicas of the type. Naturally when first comparing swords of a particular style, price is a major consideration - the Del Tin 16th Century Sword is available for $639.95 and the Windlass Munich about a third of that price for $238.50 (best price and availability comparison, they are certainly available for more).

As far as handling goes, the Del Tin weighs in at 2 lb 14.1 oz while the WIndlass is a tad heavier, 3 lb 6.1 oz, with much of the additional weight in a slightly overbuilt hilt, and the latter has a point of balance at 2 3/8'' from the guard, while the Del Tin is more forward balanced at 4". As such, the Del Tin tends to feel slightly heavier even though it is actually lighter - and the blade is nearly 2" longer on the Del Tin.

Both handle fairly well, neither are 'wristbreakers' but are forceful swords and good cutters - though both are also UNSHARPENED out of the box, but the vendor links above offer a decent sharpening service for a little extra.

As far as durability goes, the Del Tin wins - the blade is made from Chrome-Vanadium Steel while the Windlass is 1095 carbon steel. Both are tempered well.

So in a nutshell, both handle in a similar fashion, both are unsharpened out of the box - however the Del Tin is more historically accurate and a nicer piece, but then again as it is three times the price, you would hope so..!

As such, for this one, it boils down to availability, price and personal preference.

Hope this helps.

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