What a massive hunk of steel! Not sharp at all but it doesn't need to be, I would consider it more of a bludgeoning/piercing weapon than a slashing weapon because of the weight and it comes to a nice point. Enough handle on it to be used two-handed if you have sm/med hands. I'm sure you could probably put a better edge on it with a machine wheeled grinder. I also bought the scabbard for it which I also recommend/suggest.
I bought these Gladiator swords over a year ago and are still excellent practice swords. I sharpened the blades with a course file to get an edge, then finished with a sharpening stone. They are razor sharp now!! I don't know why everyone thinks the handle, pommel and guard are plastic? They are all metal!! NOT PLASTIC!!! If u take a nail or something sharp and try to scratch the parts that u think are plastic you will find very quickly that they are not!! After tightening the grip and blade and adding tennis racquet grip tape to the handle, they are now ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE READY!!
Very impressed with the quality of the sword. Great addition to my collection
Loved the sword overall it was excellent, the issue I have is with the scabberd, which does't seem to me to be sturdy enough to carry in such situations eg. War Reenacatments or Renaicence gatherings. But overall an outstanding value.
I really do love this sword, but people are complaining about it breaking when trying to do stuff it isn't made for (like splitting logs.) But I hung this sword up and a knife, that isn't currently made anymore, side by side and people were amazed to see how great this sword felt and looked.