QUESTION: I have been considering buying the flared longsword from Windlass steelcrafts. I am wondering what you know about this particular sword. If I were to buy it I would use it in my training (Western Martial Arts).
Thanks in advance.
ANSWER: Hi Michael,
I haven't personally handled it, but I am concerned that it may be a tad 'whippy'.. Windlass make some great one handed swords, but I am yet to find one of their hand and halfs or two handed that isn't excessively flexible.
As such, I'd be wary of it and ask around on the various forums to see if someone has first hand experience of it as if it is whippy, you won't get much use out of it for training...
Hope this helps.