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This is an exact replica of the sword carried by the famed King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae. This massive sword measures 34 1/2" overall and breathes strength. The 26" heat forged blade is heat tempered from solid carbon steel and is nearly 1/2" thick. The wrapped handle is contoured and surrounded by the distinctive extended guard and pommel.
I Bought my 300 spartan sword some time back from Budk and i love it, well made and yes its heavy but great. I am confused looking at it now maybe buy one for my son as a gift, mine had the option then to get a heavy leather sheath with it but now i do not see that option. Did they drop it or just change it i guess ? But the one i received is great well made sword.
This sword is phenomenal. I haven't killed a bear with it yet, but I bet I could. It's heavy, sharp and deadly right out of the box.
I was skeptical. But after reading all the reviews and a few videos on its weaknesses, I snatched it. I love it! This blade is sweet! I highly recommend it at $36. The only con if noticed is the handle is crap. The guards are cheap and hollow. Severing a 2" sapling felt like the handle was about to pop. I highly recommend rebuilding the handle if you want to have fun. I will rebuilt mine for durability. Overall, it's worth every penny spent! Don't miss out. You won't find a blade like this for such a great price. I give 5 stars because you can't beat the deal.
I love this blade it’s kinda heavy but just right for the size I was surprised on how thick the blade actually was
We use this for military appreciation/ promotion plaques. Customers LOVE the design of the sword. We are very happy with the look and feel of the sword.
Was a great purchase. Bought it for an older friend who has always wanted a sword (54 yrs old and never had one). The smile on his face was worth everything, which only got bigger the more bottles and cans he chopped in half. Thanks BudK
I bought this sword from Bud K around 10 years ago and I've never looked back. I've used this for costumes, demonstrations, chopping freaking wood! Yes that's right. Although not recommended this is a beast and anywhere I've taken it people have been in awe. I'd buy again in a heartbeat.
Sturdy and well made . I bought it to change it up some, polished half the blade for the 2 tone look I love. Cross guard and pommel are hollow (I knew this before buying), so I'm replacing them with solid blackened stainless. Great buy, highly recommend!
My Spartan sword is Awesome! I received it quickly along with my Spartan pocket knive 'and free hat' double awesome! Thank you BudK..
I got mine today & i havent put it down since i got it out of the box its custom engraving says "EL REY" & it looks a million times better then i would've ever imagined THANKS BUDK!
I got my Spartan sword in yesterday and I absolutely love it. It is my first proper sword (I've only had wall-hangers in the past) and I can honestly say I am impressed. The blade is heavy and feels like it could do some real damage. It is comfortable to hold, either one or two handed, though the wrapping of the grip could be a bit better. I can't fault it for that at this price though. If you want an inexpensive sword that won't fall apart the moment you take it out of the box, you can't go wrong with this sword. Easily worth the money.
I bought this sword for use in role play. It is as advertised. I can't fault the blade at all. The finish is really nice, it looks like a rough grey forge finish. It has e beautiful ridge in the center. Quite solid! It's 1/4 inch thick and 1/2 thick at the ridge. It's not overly sharp, but that can be amended. As advertised, it has a full tang, but it also has a bolt welded on to the end so that the rear portion of the guard can screw on. My only real concern was that the guard was hollow. Each piece of the guard is made of two pieces of metal that snap together. As heavy as the blade is, this makes the sword very blade heavy. I took it as a challenge. I cut guards of the same shape as the originals, but slightly thicker, ground them to shape, gave them a basic finish, a solid edgbreak, and sandblasted them to to give them a flat grey matte finish. Then I drilled holes and milled out the spaces in between so that I had cut out a space in each guard for the tang to fit through. Then I hammered them on with metal shims to ensure a tight fit. I epoxied the wooden grip on with JB Weld and took off the fake leather wrap, replacing it with real leather. Again, I can't fault the blade, it seems to be the real McCoy. At worst, this sword was a very enjoyable project for those who want a sword "kit". And at best, it is a sturdy, well made replica. Would totally recommend.
Just received this sword. Massive 1/4" thk blade 25" long. Has a 1/8" rib running down each side, which is where they get the 1/2" from. Weighs 4 lbs (for comparison, my Katana weighs 2.5 lbs), with most of the weight being at the end of the blade of course. It's like a long axe. Mine had a little handle wobble, as the pommel is held on with a nut. Mostly full tang, except at the end where there's threaded rod for the nut. I just popped the pommel end cover off and tightened the nut and now it's solid. The wrap needs to be replaced for sure. It's 'sharp', but because it's so thick it's more like an axe-kinda sharp instead of sword. The handle is big enough to get another hand on it to assist, if needed, in a big swing. It's more like wielding an axe or bat than a sword, but if the zombies attack I think this would be the sword for the job. Looks good on the wall too :-)
I'm very happy with it, even though it's a 1/4" thick and not 1/2"... also the length of my sword is just under 33"...Bad-ass Sword Thank you.
I had the pleasure of playing with one of these recently, and I gotta tell ya, this is one tough-ass blade. The one draw back, and it's a huge one , is that the undersized handle seriously handicaps the user. I know, it's a replica of an old world classic, but ergonomics were not in play then. If BudK could make this baby in a two handed open guard grip version, it would be a BIG hit. But for now, it's a good price for a strong blade, even if it is seriously lacking in the grip department.
no, seriously, it is... I bought one a couple years ago... I swing it around a lot, I bash it into a post a lot... (replaced the handle a long time ago by wrappign the full tang with chord, ductape, chord, ductape, chord and then medical tape... it's crude, but the tang is more than long enough to be the handle) suffice to say it does build your bicep, shoulder, and chest muscles. It doesn't build bulky muscle, but rather leaner muscle... I do recommend getting a large, heavy shield for your left, else you'll find one arm bigger than the other.
Got mine in today. Fast shipping and excellent service. The sword is thick and heavy and came out of the box sharp. This thing is so much better than advertised. I can't believe it was so cheap honestly. Absolutely love this sword
No problem wielding this sword with one hand. It looks very nice on my wall too. The forward weight alone makes it very useful, even if dull. Plus you can repurpose the steel if needed.
This sword is worth every penny. The quality is amazing and I love the weight of the sword. I think it's dumb that they didn't include the sheath but I already ordered it. It's funny it's modeled after the spartan swords in 300 but they have a picture of Roman soldiers on the box lol
This sword is heavier than most of my other swords, now we know why the Spartans were all so ripped. The only this wrong is the handle. It tends to wobble when swinging this sword. A bit unnerving considering how heavy the blade is. But this blade is worth the money.
Sword is as advertised. I don't understand the ignorance of buyers who think this sword is to have modern characteristics.I don't care how many swords you have bought in the past, if you want moderrn buy modern. This replicas is great as advertised.
This sword looks as if it were an original, forged from Spartan Steel.... Beautiful replica. It will hang with my other Spartan weapons with pride. Ya, the handle is a little loose, but it's still functional. I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of buying it.... I also liked Kevin Wells review.... Thanks again to budk and staff!!
I bought two of these beasts. the pictures do NOT do it justice. these things are HUGE. Heavy, but not too heavy. they are beautiful. Like others have said in their reviews these will easily devastate any one on the business end of them. I wouldn't put any of my precious swords up against them. these brutes would destroy just about any blade that opposes it. great price. Well Done, True Swords.
I won an original Spartan blade at an auction for $130,000 that's in near mint condition. Family had it for 9 centeries I think. Bought your to have a pair. On display no-one knows the difference. Handling it's obvious. The original weighs 10-15 more pounds. Both swing perfect?? Saw complaints anout your swords weight, they wouldn't have lived long around Greeks, Spartans, or Vikings. I've been making Damascus blade weapons for 30+ years, and I've got dozens of original swords from 1000s of years till WWl. Copys from your company. Splendidly made. Thank you.
I think it was worth it.The handle was kind of lose, but other than that the sword is solid.THANK YOU BUDK!
This sword is more than worth the money. If you love the movie 300 like I do you have got to get this. It weighs 4.3 lbs and you do not want to be on the business end of this monster. It didn't come very sharp but it took me less than five minutes to fix that. I just ordered the sheath today and expect it very soon. I saw this same sword in a shop for $62 so this is a great deal. Stop thinking about it and order one today.
It is truly a sword of outstanding beauty and for the price I am astounded by the results of this purchase. This site has never failed me!
Awesome sword. Solid, full-tang and heavy. If I spent a couple of hours a day swinging this thing around, I would probably look like Leonidas before long. Very pleased.
This is a great looking piece. I just had to get it for the price! When it came in I was really happy with how heavy it was too. I will be buying more from BUDK. Great conversation Sword.
Arrived today. Beautiful cold steel finish, looks authentic and heavier than I expected, giving it an even more realistic feel. Even came with a fairly sharp edge which needs only some basic finishing to clean up the edge. Being somewhat of a sword fanatic I know a little something about them and this one is extremely impressive. Very very satisfied. Definitely worth the money.
This is a very heavy sword and can actually be swung two handed unless you have really big hands. Im gonna have to start pumping some iron just to be able to swing this beast a few times without hurting myself LOL. Great replica, awesome price, would give 10 stars and the companion scabbard is a must.
When I first opened my package and saw the replica of King Leonidis' sword, I knew it was the best thirty dollars I ever spent. Beautiful piece. All I can say is, Long live the King!
Awesome quality, well made, and hits all the check boxes. One of my best buys because of the great price.
Very impressive piece of steel. Came pretty sharp, has more weight to it than I was expecting. Well worth the money.
Awesome looking and quality in this product... I purchased it as a Christmas gift for my brother. He loved it. The cost was great... All around awesome experience...
I received mine very quick and I'm truely impressed. It's a tough and already rugged looking sword so wear and tear isn't something that would ever have to be a concerne, other than sharpening of course. There's only two purposes for the way this sword is built, feels, weighs and they are either to completely take off any limb with a single swing or kill period. Love it and thank you so much. Highly recommended!
I am a dealer of guns and cutlery. I have seen knives come and go. But when I saw this sword up close and personal that a client ordered. I HAD to have one for myself. It is very well made and very heavy. I am also a moderator of a zombie site called WICKEDZOMBIES.COM and let me tell you. If you want a quality sword to survive a zombie apocalypse with. Then THIS is the sword for you hands down. It's like I said before. Strong, we'll made, and even takes an edge great! If you get any sword at all. Get this one. For the money. You CANT go wrong.
Bout it cause it looked cool and from my favorite movie. Was surprised how it actually works. All my friends want one now!
Honestly great heavy sword that looks of the period. Feels great in the hand and could obviously do some serious damage. I'm going to be making a lot of fruit salad with this baby! You just can't go wrong, especially if you like 300.
I absolutely love this sword. I'm am a sword collector and feel this is a must have for any collection. Beautifully made and the only compliant I have is the faux leather on the handle but it's still a great buy!
Bought this as a birthday present for my son. The look on his face was more than I expected, he loves it. I have bought a lot from budk with never a problem in anyway. Budk is the place to look if you or someone you know is looking for anything that has a blade and then some!! I will continue to purchase from budk as long as they do not change the way they have conducted business in the past.
This sword is awesome! First thing you notice is how heavy it is, like 6lbs or so, heavy enough to feel like a warrior. The only 'bad' thing is that the handle was extremely lose, and not just the leather wrap, I mean the 'handle' its self, its full tang, but the wood part was lose. I repaired it best I could, but it's still lose so when you swing it, it knocks in ypur hand (and as from what I read mine is not the only handle issue,) the blade has some 'bubbles' here and there and knicks but it looks more battle worn so I like it. But all in all a great sword. Its only 30 bucks and as such it great, if this was an exact replica for 80-100 dollars id expect more, but it looks and feels like im in 300, and as a spartan at heart, this thing is beautiful. Buy it you wont be disappointed. THIS IS SPARTA!!
Seriously, you can't complain for 29 bucks to get this much metal chopping power. I redid the handle wrap first thing, shimmied the blade to get rid of a slight wobble. I was expecting these things having read other reviews. Once that was taken care of, it was simply awesome. I tested it on branches outside that needed trimming, and the hardest thing is the weight of this thing. You almost have to use two hands to control it properly. If mine ever breaks, I'm totally getting another one!
I love it!! I am more of a collector then a user. I wonâ€™t be going out chopping up cars like BUDK did in the video; (lol); but I can tell by the size and the weight of this thing that you could tear apart a car with it. Keep in mind that I am a 250 pound power lifter who can bench well over 400 and this thing wears my arm out swinging it. I find this sword well worth the money and a beautiful piece of art work. Keep up the good work on choosing products BUDK and Iâ€™ll keep on coming back!!
SHARP, HEAVY DUTY, WORKS A LOT BETTER THAN MY MACHETES. SLICES THROUGH 2 TO 3 INCH SAPLINGS WHEN CLEARING UNDERGROWTH LIKE A HOT KNIFE THROUGH BUTTER. BOUGHT ONE FOR MY SON AND ONE FOR ME AND WE'RE GOING TO GET TWO MORE FOR DISPLAY BECAUSE THEY ARE SUCH NICE LOOKING PIECES. Seriously if you want to build muscle this will put a lot of muscle on from swinging it.
all i've got to say is wow! the sword is perfect. the only thing is its not sharp at all. but that can be fixed.
I just ordered this sword and it arrived just before I am writing this review. And I have to say, BEST PURCHASE I've ever made. The sword is excellent. It's heavy, sharp, and the metal on the blade is neither too thin nor is it too thick. It's precisely how a sword should be. And just as a wise swords master once said, "the heavier the sword, the easier it is to cut an opponent in half." Definitely a 5 star sword.<br /><br />Also, this site has a great costumer service. I thank you guys for drawing an octopus devouring a shark on the box the sword was in. It was awesome, you have my gratitude. Sincerely, A happy customer.
This sword is HEAVY! Much heavier than I was expecting, but that's a good thing. I feel powerful swinging this beast around. It is very accurate to the 300 movie and makes you feel like a Spartan. I definitely recommend this astonishing blade!
i love this sword. it was awesome and cut through wood. comes with decent edge and ok handle that i fixed with some wood glue. I would recommend this sword to anyone who loves a good sturdy sword to beat things up with.
I got this sword for my brother, and I must say it's one of the best products I've ordered from budk. I mean DANG, it's super heavy duty. My brother enjoys how not only can he demolish cars with it, but that it makes a great wallhanger too. A must have for anything from decoration, to randomly cutting stuff up, to preparing for the zombie apocalypse.
Not perfect, but well done! Very pleased with the purchase. Considering purchasing another...
awesome, cut down a 6-8" oak to test it and blade held up perfect.handle was plastic and came apart so I replaced it with friction tape from electrical supply. Good combo for ax, hatchet and machete.
My first reaction was just d**n. This thing is massive and super heavy im using it as a wall piece but this sword is just awesome to hold the handle was solid and the blade was just perfect. Best Christmas present ever. Thanks budk I plan on buying again
Wow. I really underestimated how heavy the sword really was! My heaviest sword didn't even weigh as much, and it was twice the size! Really great and really sturdy. I buried the blade in a solid oak log and nearly split it in half on the first swing. Nothing came loose and the blade is still sharp.
This sword is crazy! You will not find anything remotely close to this sword for 30 dollars. It is well made, dense, and very heavy. The handle is a little shaky, but some work will fix that. And just for you history buffs out there, this sword is not an Exact replica. The traditional sword, which this sword is modeled after, is the Kopis, It is roughly the same, the handle is very similar, but the blade is a little exaggerated. This sword is amazing though! I would recommend in a heart beat!
For the money it's defiantly worth it its heavy weight and fairly sharp out of the box I'm confident it will take off those zombie heads no prob..
This is one massive and bad**s sword. It absolutely dwarfs my previous Spartan sword. I love the rough and rustic look of the blade, it makes the sword look like an authentic and well preserved antique. I was surprised how big and heavy it is. The sword handle is large enough to be used two handed. Swinging it around is quite a workout. The blade is slightly sharp, but heavy enough to cut through most things you hit with this thing, and if it doesn't cut it, it will crush it. It's matching leather scabbard is also sturdy and very well made. All and all I find this sword to be very sturdy and well made.
This sword was awesome while I had it! This thing was sharp right out of the box,cut through milk jugs like butter! However,it will cut through nails but it will also put a nasty nick in the blade so,unless you know how to take a deep nick out of the blade,DON'T DO IT! (P.S. I used a 4 in whetstone t get that nick out,BEAT THAT! LOL!) The leather wrap came off the first week I had it so I used gorilla wood glue on it and it never came off again. I suggest when you get this,unscrew the pommel and put a washer between the handle and the pommel,it'll keep you from cracking the handle like I did when I had to tighten the pommel. All in all,a very nice sword,have fun cutting bottles!
Had to tighten up the handle. Still needs work. However this is one bad**s monster. I would not hesitate to amputate any part of the human body. It's heavy!!! If your man ENOUGH!!! I own one. Its a work out!!! Heavy dependable killer!!!
30 bucks and free shipping, Thanks to Bud K I've become a collector. Handy Christmas presents as well.
this Item looks exactly like the one from the movie and I have seen the movie over 1,000 times. this item can also split a nail like it say's it can. my recanmendation is to BUY THIS PRODUCT I can't stress that enogh
This sword is as described and looks and feels great. Can't beat the quality for the price. I definitely feel like I could hack through anything with this thing and it came nice and sharp. no complaints!
I just got my 300 sword today and I must say the best sword ever bud k has made a lifelong customer. I will order again and the shipping was super fast. I ordered my sword Friday and got it on wednesday. I love bud k.
I've collected about a hundred swords and have many of the movie replicas. This one is heavy, looks like an rough iron sword from the time period, and matches the movie version very closely. The video BUDK produced also showed it is tough as nails although I'll never put it through so much abuse. But the biggest bonus is the fact that this sword costs less than 30 dollars which makes the 300 Spartan Warrior the best sword value in the market hands down. Whether you want a great replica, a great looking wall hanger, or a fantastically tough and inexpensive basher, this is my top choice for the money.
I purchased this sword just for the heck of it and it turned out to be a great buy. It is a little top heavy but you get used to holding it. I would definitely recommend this sword.
It looks to be exactly what it is. In the right hands, a very deadly weapon.It has an aura of power waiting to be unleashed. The finest true sword I have seen.
HOLY S**T!!!!! This thing was amazing! The sword is very durable and strong, the handle has real leather wrap which grips perfectly. Out of all the blades I've bought this one is the best deal, I'd easily pay $60 for this thing. 5/5 Stars!
It's not pretty but if I had to walk threw the valley of death and guns not allowed? This would be my go to piece.<br />A solid 1/2 inch thick carbon steel sword that has zombie and boggy man waiting for the next guy to pick on. <br />Needs a Shieth tho.
Awsome sword everything they said it was sweet sweet sword. Tough cuts through everything For the price can't be beat.
Just got this and im telling you now i would not be afraid to take on an army with this. Excellent quality especially for the price. Grab hold of this deal before budk realizes its value is much more lol
This sword is one chunk of heavy metal. Beware zombies or anything else for that matter that gets in the way of this beast.
Watched the demo and had to have it sharpened the h**l out of it now its even scarier!heavy and solid.chop up a car or cut down a tree.
Sword blade is darker than in the picture *Remember description said black* (personally I like it)<br />Made in China as you could guess, but seems a pretty solid job; canâ€™t go wrong with Carbon Steel.<br />Weight is definitely there so, just be sure you've got the muscle if you intend to swing it.<br />Intimidating & cool looking fictional sword that came as it is was exactly described.<br />*Just remember no scabbard, so think of where to store/display ahead of time*<br />For the price, you're getting what you paid for and, happy to say, then-some. Great buy.<br />Thank you True Swords!
This sword is awesome. Really feels good in my arm, plus it holds a really good edge no matter what I put it through. My only complaint would be that the leather on mu handle was too loose and it started overlapping, but it was quickly remedied by soaking the handle and laying it in the sun.
Great sword, alot more than i was expecting for the price, and heavy piece of work,though the oil on the blade was unexpected,im very happy and cant wait to display it.
This was my first buy and certainly not my last. it feels and looks like it could break anything. it dos not come dull and looks scary as anything.definitly a good buy and I highly recommend it.
If you want really fuctional sword at a good price hear it is. My complaint is why did they have to make it so ugly. Greeks never used swords like this, so if you want a historically correct sword for a Greek soldier the best BUDK has is the Celtic dress sword.
Trust me !! There ain't NOTHING wrong with this sword period. !! Best bang for the buck I've bought yet. When you get yours, first thing you'll say is OMG !! This thing is heavy, sharp, bad to the bone, NO handle problems at all. You better have some muscles son.!! Better buy it NOW or you WILL wish you had. Thanks BUDK !! ---------- roger p.
just got this sword and i love it!no complaints except 1 thing, and its the rap around the handle.while holding it the wrap started turning and now its all messed up.but besides that its everything i expected,very sturdy and heavy duty.It could have been a little sharper though i must say but thats easily done at home.
An awesome sword! Packaging and customer service was top notch. The blade is made well and has a nice heavy feel to it, the edge is moderatly sharp. This will make a nice piece to anyones collection.
Very good buy. Made of very nice quality metal. The only bad part is the handle. Granted, I put this thing through hell, but the bottom of the handle guard came off, and soon after the bolt that holds the handle sheered off. If you try to take wide swings with it, the handle guard does tend to get in the way anyways, so it's better off without it. With a little bit of TLC and some epoxy, it was good as new (Better without the handle guard). Also, the tip of the blade broke off when I was trying (Successfully) to chop through an old (Heavy gauge metal) computer case, and accidentally hit concrete instead. It took a marble sized chunk of concrete with it though. Even through that, the blade did not bend or deform, but broke. Overall, other than the handle, this sword is nothing short of impressive.
All in all, a good sword. The only problem with it is if you take off the wrapping then strike a thick piece of wood, the handle is victim to splitting. My advice is to take off the wrapping and ty it as tight as you can arounf the handle, but if possible, you could get a big amount of real leather wrapping, given that this is synthetic leather. Also be careful of the plate at the end of the pommel, it can come off is one has too much vibration from hitting an object. Though the blade is excellant, the tang could use improvement, by say, making out of one solid piece of metal and having a thin cylinder of wood over the handle, so if the handle splits, you can still use it and not worry about looseness.
Heavy, well made, very realistic. Came sharpened and pre oiled. My 13 year old son was thrilled. Favorite movie is 300. This was a great addition to his collection and I think this one although not as "fancy" as the rest is his favorite!
I am an avid collector and Bud K is the best place to buy. For $30 there is no better deal. This sword is perfect in every aspect. If you are thinking about buying stop right there and just buy it already. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Hello budk. This was the best first sword that i ever bought and its a beast its heavy and i love the handle on its nice and wrap great.! i also like how the sword is shaped and that its some real piece of metal baby YEAH! thanks budk i will tell my friends about you guys thanks again.
this sword is amazing i have always loved greek and roman things. and this is definatly a sword that fits. 300 was a great movie and this sword is just as strong if not stronger than the real one. i was very pleased with this sword not one complaint. and its very sharp!!!
i bought this beauty when it was just 20$. let me say the best 20$ sword i have EVER purchased. yes it will cut through nails, flesh, bone and put a good chip in a solid hunk of steel or another sword for that matter. as for downsides, i found two. one the wood and fake leather grip fell apart with in a few minutes of light handling. no problem, wrapped the INSUFFICIENT tang with nylon rope. as for the worse problem. the insufficient tang i mentioned broke after minor use. this for me(who is some one who doesn't mind modifying swords)was easy to fix. grind down the rear of the blade and wrap it tight with desired material. and a long swords becomes a super wicked machete/clever
Out of the box and straight to the garbage. The handle is the biggest piece of junk.The bottom guard was loose so I tried tightening it and it stripped I ended up breaking the bolt that is welded on to get the handle off. So just put it on the wall and don't try tightening or loosening the handle since the nut floats freely , at least on mine. Negative 5 stars if possible.
I just got it and I love it. The blade is wicked sharp, and its weight is incredible. I can feel its power with every swing, and its a great workout. I always try to buy swords that I can use, and this thing definatly counts. Love it.
I bought this sword with much interest in the durability of the blade. I was surprised with how well it could cut through flesh, bone, animals, and even the shell of a turtoise. I recomend this sword to any warrior, soldier, blade runner, but its not suitable for mortal use.
I used one of these in a movie project... Outlasted all the crap swords we used, and still was good for some woodclearing!. This is my second sword of this type.
I got one of these and I love it. It's really pointy and can go tho a lot of stuff, it ain't that sharp but it is easy to sharpen it though. Super happy I got it, its kinda heavy to. Good workout..lol.
Solid, wicked-looking sword. After reading the reviews, I carefully unwrapped the faux leather handle, covered the exposed grip with good strong glue, and re wrapped the handle. Took only a few minutes. Grip is now solid. Awesome display piece and excellent fallback in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse.
I was completely blown away by the performance of this sword. The video shown was very accurate. I would recommend to all collectors/warriors.
Just got this sword today for Christmas. Its awesome! Its huge and it comes half sharp. But if you can sharpen it, its pretty cool. I just used the accusharp to sharpen it, sharpened like a beauty. So Great sword! I recommend you buy it!
This sword is amazing very solid and pretty heavy. It is also very sharp the handle is just fine and is sold as a rock unlike some other reviews. A very neat product you will love.
I had been on the fence on purchasing this sword for my collection but after seeing the video on the vblog I ordered it....Well worth the money!!!!
This was my first purchase (as a birthday present for my husband), and all I can say about it, was that its amaing, it has a great weight, and its an awesome addition to our to collection of twenty+ weapons, it came with an edge and looks great on our wall
Looks great on wall. I bought the companion knife to go with it. Guess it will stay on wall cause I'm not expecting any Samaritans to come charging through my front gate.
Hefty in weight, and good looking. I couldn't be more pleased. It's perfect for decoration or for a display. I wouldn't depend on it for home security. Its rather dull (as far as blades go), and the handle does not feel perfectly stable. I'm still impressed that this could be made for so low a cost.
Awesome sword. it came sharp and pre-oiled.<br />mine didnt match the picture, i got a darker handle wrap, and the blade is black, except where its sharpend, so that kinda matches, but it looks great and feels Very solid. This is my second buy from trueswords and im still loving it.
I was very impressed with this sword, the only thing that was bad about it was it's steel composition. It was still able to cleave most of the way through the box it came in and it cut through a water bottle with no issue. This sword is surprisingly heavy, I believe it weighs more than 10 lbs. Very impressive sword, well worth the 30$ (It is discounted at the moment.)
This sword is absolutely amazing. Its as if it were forged from the hands of Hephaestus himself. I bought 300 of these for me and my 'personal guard'. We have currently held off wave after wave of Persian scum, and only a few of the swords have broken. It is my belief that this sword can even make a god-king bleed. If you get this review, please send reinforcements.
Next time persians invade your front yard, they're toast. Once you buy them, you can't wait to hold them.
This sword is amazing haha like just stunning. It was better than I thought it would be the silver part next to the blade was not near as large as shown on the picture. It's pretty heavy for its size but a great sword and I recommend buying it if you are thinking twice. It's the real deal so next time I watch 300 I'll be holding it.
What a beast! the best value for any weapon, sword or otherwise i have ever seen. One of the other reviewers is correct, everyone who sees it can't wait to hold it. Alot of the other reviewers are also saying how sharp it is, where that is my only disagreement. Mine is far from sharp, almost dull. i was expecting it to be, as i feel it is more of a showpiece anyway. Way to go BUDK, you've outdone yourselves again.
I just got this sword today.......OMG i love it and i cant wait to get the spear and shield! It was in great condition and came quick!
this sword is sick, especially when its in your hands!!<br />everything feels, looks, and is solid..the picture does not give the blade itself justice, all over the sword there are little dents and nicks to give it a rugged look along with the wicked curve of the blade. also mine came with an alright edge but i dont really intend on beating this thing up so no worries but once agian trueswords has done it 5 of 5
Beautifully made and very sturdy. It came sharpened. Kind of heavy but overall a very good buy. I would recommend it to anyone.
The sword arrived within 2 days. It was really sharp when i got it out of the box. It has a good weight to it too. The only thing I noticed I didn't like was the leather wrap on the handle, it doesn't stay in place for too long.
"I have purchased 2 the first I sharpened and torcher tested it. It chopped through a 3 sapling with one stroke. I became determined to break it to find out its limits. I almost gave up it seemed indestructible. But it did finely break. Also the handle is foe lather. Donï¿½t be discouraged I beat the roil h*** out it. Not just a good sword for the price its a very good sword and its the Lowest price."""
To everyone that USES this as a real sword. STOP. NOT A FUNCTIONAL SWORD. It is a great display piece, looks just like the 300 props. Great buy.
I purchased my sword from Bud K when it was first offered. Shipping was on time and packaging was good. Very impressive item. Solid and looks awesome hanging on the wall. Everyone wants to handle it. The sword was way sharp enough right out the box. Bud K remains my favorite knife and sword purchasing site. Thanks.
This sword is awesome, i got it right on time and its awesome I thought it came with a leather sheaf though?
Its a great sword, sorry guys I have had no problem with mine.Will defiantly be back for more.
THE SWORD IS OVER ALL PRETTY GOOD IT IS HEAVY AND THE LEATHER FROM THE HANDLE COMES OFF EASY I JUST PUT SOME TAPE OVER IT SINCE YOUR HAND WILL COVER IT ANY WAYS IT DOESNT MATTER ITS WELL WORTH THE PRICE
"I wasn't really expecting this thing to be THAT heavy. It wore me out after a few swings and can really split nails. The hilt came a little loose when I pulled it out of the box, but I fixed it up. I've made it so sharp that I can cut clean through a 6 branch with ease. The shipping came on time and I am ready to buy again. Thanks BudK!"""
This sword is amazing. It is strong, looks good, and can easily split things (even a nail, like the catalog said). It does have a few problems, but they dont detract enough to really complain. The leather on the handle is put on poorly, so itl push towards the bottom if you use it, but thats easily fixed with more leather and you dont need the leather anyway. The main annoyance is its weight. It is a 1 handed sword so unless you are really strong or get a lot of practice do NOT swing this sword near anything that you want to keep, and be carefull where your legs are when you swing down. The sword comes dull and is hard to sharpen, but its mass makes the swing good anyway.
The picture cannot do any justice to the sword, it is amazing!!!!!theres only two problems that i have(not major though) <br />1. the leather on the handle get loose when you swing it<br />2. i can't get the backstrap on<br />all in all its a amazing buy
I purchased this item and am very pleased with it. The blade has a small dent about the size of a nickle on the side about midway up but it doesn't appear to be damaged other than that. Great sword for the price!
Excellent Sword. Everything on it holds up so far. I've had it for at least two weeks and nothing about it has disappointed me yet. Kinda need to watch the wrap on the handle. It can come loose but that can easily be fixed.
This truly is THE SPARTAN SWORD. I was amazed by the raw strength of this blade, having seen several "mock-ups", and purchased a pale imitator. This sword feels and looks truly handmade, and the texture and slight warble to the blade make it all the more ferocious. The only problem I've had (if you can call it a problem) is that the blade edge is so hard it's taking forever to put the edge i want on it.<br /><br />Truly a spectacular piece. Anyone who wants a spartan sword need look no further.
This is a very nice sword. Just by swinging it you can feel it is a solid, sturdy blade. It is thick and somewhat heavy, but you can still swing it, and the grip is large enough you can fit two hands on it. It is shipped decently sharp, but if you feel the need to sharpen it I'm sure it would not be that difficult. The only issue i have is the leather wrap on the handle will shift from where it is originally and come loose, but it is not that critical. Overall, it is a great buy for $50.
This is a fantastic looking sword! I would recommend it not just to fans of the movie, but for those just looking for a nice new sword to add to their collection.
this was my first time ordering a sword n i must say the delivery was VERY fast!! the sword is a bit heavy but i don't mind at all. it has a look to it that makes it look as though it might've been made by a spartan soldier n could b used in battle! the leather sheath looks very good also n is quite sturdy. the blade is very sharp n the point could probably give you a nasty poke so use caution when holding!!<br />all in all it's a GREAT sword! my greek ancestors would be proud!! lol
This was my first order from trueswords.com and it is the most STUNNING sword i have ever seen! It comes at an amazing low price and came two days earlier than i expected. The pictures on this product do not even begin to show how good this sword looks. It comes factory pre-oiled, but if you slightly dampen a cloth or a paper towel, you can take the oil right off! But make sure to dry it too. The sword has an antique look to it and just holding it makes you feel like you are taking a jump back into history! The handle nicely fits into your hand. The sword is HUGE. It was way bigger than i thought it would be, but thats is perfectly fine with me! I recommend this sword to everyone, including first time buyers.
I got this one day earlier then expected which was nice, and the thing is nice... Seems fairly sharp though I have not really inspected it (got it right before class) and overall the quality is very good, the handle is somewhat short making it somewhat unbalanced but since the blade is so giant and thick I can let that one slide. Overall excellent buy and money well spent.
Beautifully detailed sword. Not as sharp as i had hoped but thats easily fixed. Only thing i found was you have to be careful putting it back into the sheath, the blade will slice right through the leather even before i sharpened it
A nice, hefty, 4.5 pounds of bad-A steel! I wanted a 'beater' sword, and so far looks like this one will fit the bill nicely. I like a nice, shiny polished blade on some swords, but the "antiquated" look of this particular blade makes it all the more stunning. Looks like it might have come straight of the battlefield. Like many others have said, shipping is blazing fast!<br /><br /><br />"MOLON LABE!"
I just opened mine up a few minutes ago and...dude...the pictures on here dont do this sword justice...its identical to the movie, its decently sharp and is just straight bad ass....kinda heavy and kinda oiled, but wipe the oil off and dont be a puss and you got one of the baddest swords around...great job true swords and thank you for the quick delivery...now i'm gonna go cut me a persian
I absolutely love this sword! An excellent replica, and a perfect fit to my collection. This is a must. I enjoy walking around with it attached to my pants. Excellent sheath, too. Buy it for your collection now! Don't you want to feel like a Spartan?! Because you will.
Got my sword and it is awesome. Its bigger than the movie but that just makes it better. I feel like a beast swinging it around.
Absolutely amazing. Bigger than the movie, but that's to be expected for a replica. Gorgeous blade, nice weight. Can be swung, not recommended for short people or in a cramped space, duh. Excellent collectors item for fans of 300, or unique sword collectors.
I love this blade. It's a perfect addition to my 300 memorbilia. I love the weight and I can swing it with one hand with ease. the sheath is nice and love how i can easily draw and put the sword away while it's on my back.
I have to start off by saying I was by far the most skeptical person in buying anything from this site. I have been shopping around for about a week and I finally realized True Swords has the lowest prices. Let me tell you... This thing is F*cking amazing... If your female it may be a little heavy but us true Spartan Men should have no problem. The detail and look of the sword have completely blown my entire perception of reality into question. For 5 minutes I was swinging this sword at the box it came in... Leonidus by my side all the way... Buy this I promise you will not be dissapointed...<br /><br />NOT TO MENTION I GOT MINE IN ONLY 2 DAYS!!!<br /><br />=)
I just got this sword last night this is the first in my collection and i am extremely impressed not part of this sword is plastic, pure metal and and the leather hilt, the sword is not sharp but i dont care because i can easily sharpen it and it looks extremely sharp which makes for a great display this is a MUST for a collector who is into barbarian, fantasy or historical swords and for any 300 fan I LOVE THIS SWORD but since i am currently an amatuer sword collector this is an amatuer opinion on waht makes for a good sword but for now this is DEFINEATLY a 5 star
I was stunned to see what a marvelous sword this truly is. Looks like I picked up right out of the battlefield of the Hot Gates itself. Both the sword and the leather sheath are highly detailed. A must buy for any 300 fan. You will not, cannot be disappointed.
sword is immaculate very real to the touch and the delivery is prompt! i like the way you guys do business thats why i would like to order more swords from you thanks!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />jawz
This is an amazing sword. The hilt is large enough for two-handed use but is not too large for one handed use. Aged look gives off a much better look than the cheaper model. Now if only true swords would make a life-sized model of the kings helmet or a spartan spear, I will never use another site again. THIS IS SPARTA!
B, E, A, UUUTIFUL sword! I just got it today and i have to say that this is one of the coolest swords ever made. it has a nice weight to it, its WAY sharper then most replicas, and the detail is phenomenal. i highly reccomend this sword to anyone who enjoys the movie 300, or anyone who just likes awesome swords.
This sword in amazing, case closed. It's not that sharp or anything, but that's to be expected. It does come coated in something oily, but it easily rubs off on a towel. The detail is perfect, a must buy for any 300 fan!
I just got my spartan sword today, and it's amazing! So far, it's the best piece in my collection. The added detail to the blade really makes it that much better. It's larger than I thought, but I actually like it's size compared to the ones in the movie. An excellent addition to anyone's collection!
I just got received this sword today and i am speechless! (which is why i am typing) The amount of detail and precision is aw-inspiring , i am so glad i bought this. Be warned, it is larger, though not by a massive amount, then the ones in the movie, but because it is a display, i think it was a great idea to up the size a little. The only problem i had was when i opened in, the shine on the sword irritated me because the swords in the movie aren't very shiny, but then i remembered its the protected oil, so i just wiped it of and it is GORGEOUS! Fairly sharp too!. THANK YOU TRUE SWORDS, now make the Spartan Shield and I will NEVER order from another website again!
The only reason I gave it four stars is because it doesn't come with a sheathe. It's a beautiful blade you do have to clean it up because is alittle dirty but I absolutely love it just wish it came with a sheathe
All around the sword is fantastic, however just like one of the previous reviewers, my handle is a bit loose from the blade as well. Wondering how to reinforce it. Still it's heavy and sharp and beautiful. Needs better handle securement.
This is a real Blade, I File tested it and it is Hardened properly It is Heavy and Thick, It Came already Quite Sharp You Could cut a tree down with this. A Small tree would go down with one Swipe. I can't Understand why they would put such a Crappy Handle on a great blade When I got it, the Handle was A bit Loose, It Wobbled a Little. I don't Know if I still Have it in me but To Replace the Handle would be a bit of a job. This is a great Sword for Display, All in All I Love it. If Not for the Handle I would have given 5 Stars.
Let's get the bad out of the way: The handle is horrible. If you plan to do more than hang on wall, you will need to reinforce, retighten, and wrap with your own leather. But the GOOD: The blade is magnificent. WELL worth the money even considering handle. One trip to the local sharpening/fabrication shop and I have a fully functional sharp, heavy blade that, in the words of the shop owner, "was worth alot more than $29". For those complaining about weight...hit the gym. These weapons weren't made for pansies. A great buy I will play with, get workout out of, and admire on display. O, and for those that want to maintain the worn look of the blade...phosphoric acid works great...
My first folded steel blade. I like the real feel of heft in this sword/sledgehammer! It holds an edge surprisingly well considering that even the minimum amount of force exerted on it is quite a bit. The bottom of the pommel that curves up, spins around freely with little effort so be cautious of this when defending. All in all, I'm gaining more respect for TrueSwords! Their prices are killer deals for what you get to wield! Protect, Respect and Reflect folks!
This sword is perfect. The weight alone makes it a must buy as one swing could easily disarm an opponent (literally as well). Only thing I found that wasn't to spec, was the handle length; It was meant to be a one-handed weapon, however, it could be used as two handed sword for most hand sizes. This isn't exactly a draw back as I don't see many people carrying a shield as well, but this sword can still be handled at center-top for easy one hand usage. Did not include sheath but that's to be expected with the price. Great buy.. If you're still deciding weather or not you should get it; GET IT! For the price and its unique/tactical attributes; it's a win/win!
This sword is amazing, when I first picked it up, I was surprised to see it has a great weight, and a sharp blade.
Great price, leather came off the handle after being handled, had to glue it. looks great with the more expensive one I got at a local store.
This sword is nice, just keep it clean or it'll rust. It's extremely heavy and rugged (which matches the theme perfectly). The leather wrapping on the handle comes off really easily, so be prepared to re-glue it or replace it with something sturdier. All and all, it's really cool conversation and collector piece I would highly recommend.
Well, Its An Overall AWESOME Sword, I LOVE It, Probably Wont Be doing Any Serious Chopping With It On Anything More Dangerous Than A Cardboard Box, The Leather Is wrapped Loose So It came Off Right Away, I Had Some Extra Pleather Lying About And Rewrapped It With That And Superglue. Overall, Nice Sword, Heavy As HELL, But Just As Cool.
It stabbed a truck box camper with minimum effort. The handle broke after a couple of swings on a stump. Sunk into the stump nearly past the groove! Fix the handle with steel strips and a welder and you'll have one hell of a waylay club if the blade ever dulls just turn it around and use the blunt edge. I got for an axe and it will make a great demolition tool as well, put a razor sharp edge on it. Will be back for the sheath! Thanks.
For $30, this sword is outstanding. It came sharp out of the box and is outstandingly thick, not to mention pretty heavy. The blade is made of a sturdy steel, and this thing can take some punishment! I've put this weapon to the test dozens of times over the three years I've owned it and it has always held up, cutting whatever I put it up against. The only complaint I have is that the sword isn't full tang, but I suppose you can't expect that from a $30 sword. Because of this my blade is becoming loose, but considering that's after three years, I can't complain. It's still pretty sturdy. One other nitpick is how they claim it's " an exact replica of the sword carried by the famed King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae.", which is untrue. No one knows what Leonidas' real sword looks like. This is a replica of the swords used in the movie "300". But with that said, it is a very accurate replica. If you're looking for a cool and usable sword for a low price, the spartan sword is what you're looking for.
Great sword for the money! Like everybody else mentioned, the handle is a bit loose ( but NOT dangerous) and the leather wrap a bit flimsy. I unscrewed the bottom, took off the wrap, sanded the wood part a little (so I could turn the handle bottom piece one more turn to tighten it up a bit), shot clear silicone inside the wood handle so it wouldn't rattle and wrapped it with a Wilson tennis racket grip. Now it's solid, doesn't rattle and the grip is great and comfortable! Ready to take on the Persians! I use it for Eskrima practice.
This sword is top quality. I would have given it five stars if the handle was better secured but it is a simple and quick fix. Simply pop off the top plate on the handle, shim the inside of the wooden handle, use some liquid glue to fill the void and reattach the top but add a lock washer. Existing handle is thin wood so treat gently. The sword itself is very sharp and I don't think you would be doing yourself a favor by sharpening it anymore. The blade is sharp enough to slice through small trees and like an axe, if sharpened too much will chip easily. Another poster mentioned the full tang is a rat tail. I wouldn't call it that, it is slightly less wide than where the blade goes through the hilt but that is of necessity due to the handle design. I picture a rat tail as being very narrow as on a metal file. It is anything but that. It is a heavy, well built and designed blade and worth far more than the $29.00 price. Any one on the pointy end of this weapon is going to turn an run if they have any sense at all.
This thing is beastly. Nearly more of a bludgeon than a sword. That said, it's sharp enough to cut things out of the box. It's not razor sharp, however, I sort of suggest treating it more like an axe than a sword in this regard, a razor edge will dull quickly, a broader wedge like edge will hold its shape better and still cut well with this sword's weight behind it. The handle and tang are where I've found issue though. The leather hide handle wrap will fall apart after some use (no big deal), and the wooden handle underneath is not particularly secure or sturdy, so that too may break after use. It is nearly full tang through the hilt, but terminates in a rat tail tang which attaches the pommel with a nut and washer to the tang. Neither the guard, nor the pommel are well secured. It'll take some modification to make hilt as sturdy as the blade proper. As a display piece, this is perfect as is. As a functional piece, it will take some modification to make it entirely safe for long term use. You would be hard pressed to do better for the price. This thing will definitely take a lot of punishment.
This is NOT like the Greek kopis [that's right it was not just Spartan] but is modeled upon it. Especially the handguard. They [I bought two} are huge. Not in length but in weight width and appearance. One hunk of metal with form that is both imposing And lethal. It would not be easy for someone to recover from a full slash or thrust of these.<br />No scabbards but for price I would Not expect them.<br />Cant tell you about "quality" of the metal as it will be months before im strong enough to use them for the cardio and strength training I bought them for. I can tell you that it is probably possible for most hand sizes to use one two handed.<br />If the metal is up to "standard" the form of the sword and especially the handguards should make them a match for any but most massive historical blade. Just first impression but two swords could trap break or parry just about any other form of blade.<br />Tremendous value--You have a returning customer. To prove it see my reviews of swordcane And Bloodrayne blade. Thanx hope this helps.
It was really cool unboxing it, It had some weird oil on it, but awesome overall. I swung it around a few times and the leather handle started to come off =(, but its easily fixable. heavy somewhat, durable, great style. I'm afraid to hit something with the sword because it looks "just to dang Wicked!". If I need a quick sword for defense I would grab this club of metal.
Killer Sword! Heavy! Just like i wished it to be. The handle a bit loose but i can fix that. The blade is what is important. Very nice edge and will be scary sharp when i am done.
Handel was loose and the leather wrapping unrivaled after the first day. With that said i still love this sword!! If you looking for a great wall hanger this is the sword for you right out the box, but if you're looking to chop some s#!t up or remove some limbs you're gonna have to put a little work into it. All in all great sword for the price, great balance and impressive weight.
This sword was the dullest thing ever. But that really didn't matter because I use it for display, but if it was sharp it would be way cooler.
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.
Finally got this sword in the mail yesterday, knowing about the looseness of the leather strip on the hilt already I tore it off right away to reglue it. After it dried everything was fine, putting it through a few tests today.
Over all it was not a bad buy for the price, very sturdy, blade does not wiggle. only issue i had with mine was the "leather wrapping" moved and looked tacky, in the end i just took it off and it still looks great
WOW..... I thought at first 30 bucks i get what i get, but i am totally impressed. First off the weight alone is intimidating at right around 12 Lbs., And for as thick as the blade is it is satisfyingly sharp. Bought the Sheath as well which is also worth the extra 20 bucks. well constructed and real leather, it fits perfect. The only thing that would make it a 10 is if it was full tang, the blade sits just the slightest bit loose in the hilt. Other then that i WILL be ordering another. 4.5 a truly great piece
super sturdy, thick and can take a beating or inflict major damage to a zombie.. totally worth the money, I think i'm going to buy another one.
It's a nice sword it needs a second nail to hold the leather at the bottom of the handle butt other than that it's a bada$$ sword
First let me start off by saying, that this sword is very impressive for the money. Its thick, strong, sharp, and it just looks Bad a**!!! The only downfall I think I can mention, as others have previously, The Handle of this particular sword is a bit lacking. I also believe that you get what you pay for and for the money (less than $30 because I had 10% off from a previous order) you can't beat this sword. I took the Incredibly cheap foe leather wrap off of the handle, turned the bottom guard one more round tight, re wrapped the handle with 3M electrical tape and WOW this thing is much more than id hoped for for that kind of money. All I can say now, is Thanks BUD K you guys Fn rock!!!
this sword is unbelievable you get it and it makes you drop your jaw. the metal is good and even though the handle feels fake and shakes side to side and the gard is hollowed out its still a awsome sword due to the meatal blade.
This is a powerful, heavy duty sword, and will indeed cut nails and coins in half. The edge required some sharpening, but an Accusharp or axe grinder can fix that. The point is sharp from the get go. I threw this sword point-first at a tree, and it took a bit of effort to get it out. It is rather heavy, so it will require a bit of heft to wield. Overall, a great sword for the price.
This is a really great sword. Quality made, very sharp and sturdy, and it looks AMAZING. It was delivered fast, and I was able to track the package on its way to my house. The only flaws with the sword are a few VERY small dings and nicks on the blade, and the blade is not completely straight, but to be fair, I'm not 100% sure its supposed to be. <br /><br />Overall this is a very great sword, beautiful and strong, and was delivered quickly . I am very satisfied with this product and it is well worth the price.
As many other reviews, the only issue with this in my opinions is the wrapping on the handle. Is vinyl and not very well attached, when you started swinging the sword is start to slide up and down. Solution... just remove and buy some leather wrapping or even the tennis rackets wrapping works too, that what i used for my and not wont slip and have a awesome grip. Would buy again, gave a 4 due to the handle wrapping, other than that great sword.
very heavy, yet beautifully crafted replica. very sturdy blade. the best replica available and at an unbeatable price!
Got it fast ! no hassles . It was 30$ and it's well worth it . It came with a nice edge and fairly sharp but needs my own touch yet. I got this sword as an apacolyptic zombie hacker , this is the kind of sword that I can see me using while holding off hordes of the dead while standing on my truck. It's well built and will last for years , and has a good heavy swing. Good buy !
Great sword, but I wish a case with it would have been better. Everything came great the handle was a little loose even though its not going to come off, I wish I knew how to tighten it o_0.
This is a very cool sword. Its heavy metal and comes semi sharp. Only down side is handle is cheap and the wrap is loose and moves but for 30 bucks you cant beat it.
I'm surprised at how quick the shipping was. I got it the day it shipped out. Overall I think this sword is pretty good. but it did have some problems. Like in the other reviews, the leather and pommel were loose and cheaply made. So I took off the leather and used red nylon for the grip, and used gorilla glue to fix the loose pommel. Good job Budk.
Very pleased with this sword! It is indeed an heavier yet sturdy blade. Comes fairly sharpened and really does look like the real thing from the movie. There are 2 reasons I give this an 4 instead of an 5 though. Firstly the paint job, atleast on mine isn't the same as the one shown, but not an huge deal really. The 2nd issue I have is that there is no scabbard for it, which would have been nice to help protect it. Overall though, nice blade for the price!
This sword's blade is very strong and thick. The only problems I had with this sword was the leather wrap moving around, and I had to pop off the handle plate on the butt of the sword to tighten it a little bit. It is heavy, and bigger than the usual Greek sword, but is an excellent weapon that can combine brute force with a thin edge.
great price, good looker... it has a nice heavy blade, i tested the durability of the sword against a tree it took about 10 "wacks" then the handle shook a little bit loose, which brings me back to it being a good looker. i have had no major problems with the piece and i look forward to buying from budk again.
Very good show sword but I wouldn't use it on another sword. Came dull and hard to sharpen and strap came off when swung around. Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We have updated the review to reflect the appropriate spelling.
Awesome blade for the price! A little unbalanced but sturdy. Finally broke it against another sword. NEED MORE SPARTAN ITEMS!!!
I am a third generation swordsmith, so when I buy a blade I want to make sure I'm getting my moneys worth. To admit, I didn't have great expectations, it being only $30, but when it arrived I was very pleased with the craftsmenship. It surprised me that it was so inexpensive because it looked to be an honest forged blade. To be frank, it looked much like a blade I would pull from the forge, so I was impressed. I have yet to test it's durability, but from the quality and the numerous reviews, I beleive it will hold its own. The only downside to this blade and many others I have seen is the handle. It seems to be a bit loose but none the less adequate. If you are thinking about purchasing it, I would say to just do it. It is no doubt the best 30 dolars Iv'e spent on a blade.
This is an excellent sword, when it showed up at my house it wasn't that sharp, but it still slashed the heck out of the box it came in even BEFORE i sharpened it!! Just a few concerns. This sword is quite heavy so if you have small hands like me, you may experience painful soft tissue damage if you swing it around with one hand, but it usually stops happening after a week or two. Also, the leather grip is a little bit loose, but its not a huge problem. All in all, great sword, very sturdy. I give it a four out of five.<br /><br />oh, and you might want to oil it regularly if you wipe the factory oil off. once every 8 or nine days will be fine.
this sword is nice looks very real needs a little sharpining and way to heavy for a sword otherwis its nice worth buying
I have to say that everyone who said this thing was heavy was right! I just recieved mine today (took about 3-4 days to get here) and I can say i couldnt be happier. the only downside was the handle. it does feel alittle loose but i got used to it. i cant wait to sharpen this thing up to see what its actually capable of :D
I just had this sword delivered. I was really excited because its my first sword to start my collection. I really like the dirty finish beside the fact that I need to clean off the oil/sludge substance without ruining the antique look. The sword is heavier than expected which is a good thing. I don,t intend on using this for anything besides display so I couldn't be happier! THANKS BUDK I WILL BE BACK FOR MORE! O P.S. Delivery was quick got here in about 4 days.
ok guys, the grip and pommel are the only two flaws of this piece. it is a good sword to use as i have on steel,NAILS as in the picture and wood up to four inches. this sword did extremely well with all three, how ever i would not recomend the nails very often because the chance of missing the nail and hitting the brick is too high the brick actually flatted the 420 stainless steel blade. but a little time on a grinder and its sharper than when it arrived. ah i forgot the cures to the problems of this sword. the pommel and hand guard: the hand guard needs a drop of gorilla glue on each side it swells and locks in place, then the grip i used tightly bound rope since the tang was a little thin. but that works great for me then the pommel, use about three drops in the pommel and on the end of tang and tada an awesomely FUNCTIONAL peice how ever do not leave it out in the rain.....as my brother did and it will deveople rust quickly.
Its a good product for an excellent price. Of course we all know that the handle wrap sucks, and my guards started to loosen up. Its awesome to show off and put on display, but watch what you try to cut! My friend bought one and and used it on a camping trip... he broke it lol.
this sword is sweet...and the spartans swords didnt look anything close to this they were more of a gladius type sword...and its for show not use stop complaining about the grip.
nice sword not as thick as i thought it would be on the back side looked way thicker on site. but over all cool sword only problem was loose wrapping on handle ...note to ad a lot lighter than expected swings easy one handed it is a cool sword
This sword is WAY heavier then expected. In fact, it is the heaviest sword I have ever handled. It is expected to be a one handed sword; however, good luck with that. Fortunately, the handle is big enough that you can use two hands. I have not sharpened the sword however, it would really ruin someoneï¿½s day left unsharpened.
a very heavy sword, wonderful for hack and slash. very poorly designed handle, I to have had to repair both the handle itself and the leather wrap. also while the top/bottom guard looks great, it doesn't bode well for the actual swing as the bottom guard messes with your wrist as you finish your swing. I removed the bottom guard and secured the handle with a bolt and nut combo and haven't had an issue since.
great blade, it looks cool and it takes a beating. i only rate it a 4 because the handle keeps falling apart, i had to repair it myself almost as soon as it was out of the box.
Solid sword! For only $50 you won't find a better Leonidas Spartan Sword. The blade is hefty and packs a punch and is somewhat sharp, easily sharpened however. Good wrap on the handle and excellent leather carrying case. The only thing is the workmanship on this sword could be better.
Actually very sharp still has oil on it from sharpening .. unless it's one of the name brands they sell I find alot on this site is dull like I said my musta samurai sword was super sharp off this site..as for non name brand this is good quality..probably 2 lbs ..I mean a baseball bat coulda broke that brick in the video guys do it with their heads to that cheap brick but this thing is sharp ..very..I'd say it's worth the price..deff buy the sheath you will need it
HANDLE WITH CARE. I love the heavy blade, and it feels nice in your hand, until you hit something, I was able to twist the both the handle and the pommel loose with my hands. The pommel twists all the way round now and if I can figure out how to get it off I would make my own handle and pommel. BUT then again this was to be a replica, not a DIY sword. I did not contact them because I see others have the same issue. so unless they resend another one that isn't a lemon, which I would return this one, I will just look at other sites and pay the extra $ and pray. I gave it a 3 because I like the store and the blade is nasty tough, its the handle, AGAIN that is the issue, and if the handle fails then the swing or thrust fails. Nice and fast shipping though and the phone service (from calling in issues before) is great, but this sword will kill you first when the zombies attack. lol. I feel I will get in trouble and black listed now that I have written 2 bad reviews. BUT I am being honest.
Got it to see if it would be worth the $30 and for the thick steel it is, but other wise not so much. Out of the box the tip was chipped off and it looks like some one slipped with the grinder and buffed off some of the "finish" a few inches from the end. It has cheap handle wrap and the wood under neither was loose and already cracked. The blade has an edge but i wouldn't call it sharp. The tang (yes it came apart) actually runs down into the handle which is not what i expected but gad that it does...or did rather. At the end was a welded on bolt to hold the pommel on and there lay the problem of the main break. All that and i would recommend it? Yes as the title says for the steel or a wall hanger. I'm not overly disappointing that it broke; for $30 i expected it, and in some ways wanted it, to so i could make it my own.
First off, this sword is pretty cheap in quality. The first day I received the sword, the "leather" handle fell apart; therefore, I painted it anodized red over the wood handle. The sword is very top heavy and could use some sharpening. I sharpened mine and it is "Spartan" ready. It is almost as sharp as Cold Steel's Gladius. That thing was a beast. I almost cut my finger off handling that blade. I recommend buying the Gladius over this Spartan sword. I bought the sword due to its low price. I will invest in a more sturdy sword, possibly one that is a true replica of the sword used in the motion picture, 300.
this is a ok decent sword. I broke it after slicing a 2 liter mnt dew bottle on my 4th strike, but hey for the price you can always buy more :) its a good sword for display and fairly durbale depending on if you don't torture it !
I really liked the sword overall, its very heavy steel wich works for me because im a big guy.the handle was absolute crap though, had to take it apart and re assemble to stop wiggling and give it a sure tight grip. like the point and chopping edge
This massive hunk of metal arrived today. Looks just like the one from the movie "300". The handle was loose. VERY loose. And the cheap naugahide hilt wrapping slid around madly. Taking the butt cap cover off (use a utility knife to pick under the edge), there was some white hard chalky stuff I am guessing is the pass-off for epoxy. So I took the entire handle assembly apart and used GORILLA GLUE on the wooden dowel, filled the large cavities in the tang to hilt fit-up, and then re-tightened the nut on the rat-tail tang tip. I re-wrapped the cheapie naugahide wrapping and glued it down as well. Now, the sword has a super-solid feel, no wiggle, wobble, or clicking. Plus, the gorilla glue expands to fill voids and sticks it all together as one unit. Good project sword. Do not expect much out of box. It is unusable with the hilt so wobbly and loose. The metal of this thing is ...WOW. Were I a man, I might be able to swing this with some confidence. However, I just do not have arm and shoulder strength for this sword. I am no weak woman, but this sword is HEAVY. I mean...HEAVY. The edge on this sword is sharp enough from whatever part of the world it is made in. With the weight and cleaver geometry of this sword, you do not need a katana edge to destroy something with it. I have no idea how well the metal will hold up under usage. I'll give it to my boyfriend and let him chop wood stumps out or something, I dunno. It looks wicked cool, and since I LOVE the movie 300, I had to buy this dumb thing just so I could say I have props from it.
First, the blade is everything they say it is, and BudK is a great value. It's a massive piece of metal that has a great look and feel. My one peeve with any sword is wobble between the handle and the blade, which this thing had out of the box. You know that little "click" when a gentle swing shifts the blade forwards and backwards in the grip? Sad face. Not a problem with the leather, and it's probably fixable with some work, just wasn't looking for a DIY project right now. Doesn't sound from other reviews like it's a common problem, but certainly soured my enthusiasm.
for the low price this is a fun piece. for function i want the same thing in a recreational piece as i'd need for actual self-def, which is to be easy to wield, same goes for all weapons for me the grip has to be right and balance/etc. right. i'm 6' 200lbs but this is a bit heavy and long for me, worst thing is handle is loose/wobbles some, and the blade arrives totally unsharp. but for the "molon labe" reference it makes a good display piece for me. for the backyard i want something i can swing better, and same if i had to self-def with it.
This is a beautiful sword and I am a great fan of BUDK. It was a fast order, and good packaging. My only problem I had was the handle. The pleather grip was very loose and unwinded within a few minutes of swinging. No problem duck tape can't solve. Just cut off the pleather and made my own grip. It worked fine. Then the bottom of the handle started shifting in place.(This all happend the same day it was delivered) I just wove a figure 8 into and around the handle and now it feels and works perfect. But besides the negative, it is a great sword and don't let my words effect you from buying it. Just know what you might get and dont feel disappointed.
So I bought this after reading reviews about the handle. I figured it would fall apart, but not as fast as it did. This was obviously not meant to be used, handle fell apart after two swings. Removed handle completely and will make a much better one. Blade seems great though, only reason it gets 3 stars.
The best thing it has going for it is the price. Its got a good weight and the tip is nice and solid. The large spring wont lock very well when it first pops out, but a second swing gets it locked.
I got the sword, and it is indeed very heavy and sturdy. Have to be rather strong to swing it around one handed. It is overall a very nice sword, but I do have some complaints. The blade is not as detailed as shown with the pictures. The paint is dark black, as opposed to the gritty steel grey color in the pictures. The detail of the paint is also not as good as in the pictures, especially at the cutting edge, where the shiny metal is exposed. The tip of the sword is pointy, but rather poorly formed/crooked for mine atleast. It also did not come with any sheath whatsoever, which I thought it did after reading from a number of the reviewers. It came decently sharp, but my sharpener should make it even more menacing. Overall it's a good sword and came quickly too, but since I'll be using it more for display, I wished it matched the pictures more.
This weapon was used very much in the Battle of Thermopylae, in the MOVIE 300. this weapon simply did not exist in the time that the actual battle was fought. leaving that semantic aside, the weapon itself is wicked to look at, even more wicked to hold, definitely would not recommend for actual usage though, the handle is far to weak to be hacking at things, even if the blade is razor sharp. well worth the 3 stars
Tip broke off when I dropped on cement. then the handle snapped off when i hit a 2X4. Now I have a piece of rod iron. Not a real strong sword. Looks good though.
Its ok, except it is cheaply made the handle falls apart, it was never made good. It is heavy but just LOOKS cheap, other wise it rocks LOL.
I was disappointed with this purchase. The actual blade is great. It came sharp and well crafted as promised.The handle is garbage. Not only did the leather wrap come off after just playing with it for a few minutes, but then I noticed that the entire handle was coming loose. I seriously only slightly played with this sword for 5 minutes and it was coming apart. I love the other budk products I own and expected much more from this sword than I got.
My son bought two, one for each of us and his broke at the handle. Mine is fine as long as I just keep it hanging on the rack. It looks good, very heavy, but I can tell it was not heat tempered and will break or shatter easily. It feels like it is very brittle, even though it looks strong and solid. Buy this only for looks and you'll be happy. Purchase this with the intent to swing at trees or any solid objects and you'll probably have a sword in several pieces.
Simply bad, handle was made with no consideration to the blade , provides little control of weapon. And it's too heavy to hang conveniently.
When I bought this sword I was looking for something I could at least swing. This sword isn't worth the price. It isn't balanced well at all, it weighs to much to use for anyone. It also is too long for and normal use. I buy swords and other weapons often enough to say that this is crap. If you buy it you need to put it on your wall and never touch it again... Otherwise DO NOT BUY!
The handle on this sword is pure junk. Be prepared to use some heavy duty glue to keep it together. A huge disappointment. First purchase from Bud, maybe the last.
The add claims it will "Cut through Nails". It "the blade" did once. Then the guard came loose and the pommel. Both the guard and pommel were hollowed out and thus very weak.
The 1st time I tried to use the 300 sword I was cutting bamboo stalks. The handle broke into 3 pieces. I took the leather wrap off. The back end of the sword is cheaply made ie $30. the metal pommel is held in by a nut, washer, and some type of glue. This is a wall hanger sword, do not use to chop!
Wow! I just got the sword and the tip of the sword already broke off. So so cheap. The leather on the sword came off the next day, and the handle is twisting around whenever i swing it. I would not recommend this to anyone. Unless you want a show sword and never touch it ever.
This sword is an amazing sword as a wall hanger. If you intend to use this to try to even cut a piece of 2 by 4 it will chip, break, and the handle will come lose and sometimes come off. I purchased 2 of these and one is already broken and the other is very chipped. All in all I would never recommend anyone to buy this unless to use it as a wall hanger or a movie prop because the blade is made of a cheap metal and the handle is basically leather and glue.
Although this sword looks cool and is massively heavy, it is a cheap metal casting that makes the metal extremely brittle. I tried to split a simple pine 1*2 with it and the sword immediately snapped at the hand guard, falling to the floor, with the tip of the blade also shattering off. As a wall hanger sword it will suffice, but for anything more robust or intimidating than a piece of wood as thick as a six year old's wrist, you are out of luck.
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