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I just received my Guardlan Two Handed Viking sword. I am very pleased with the quality and workmanship. The blade is very straight, the guard is straight and tight and the pommel is square and peened. I reviewed many swords from different companies before deciding on the Guardlan. If you are looking for a mid priced functional sword then i would recommend looking through Darkswords lineup. I was thankful to receive a sword belt attached to the scabbard which i really appreciate. Would I purchase this sword again? Definitely.
When I finally ordered the Guardlan Sword after studying and wishing over the Darksword Website, and others, for about a year and a half, I had high expectation. These guys far exceeded them in every way.
From the initial communication when I placed my order, to the help with shipping to a PO box in the US, to the actual sword when it came, everything has been top notch.
The sword is absolutely beautiful- from the blade to stitching and leather on the hilt, and scabbard everything was absolutely perfect. The sword is strong, functional, superbly put together, a absolutely beautiful, deadly weapon.
The pictures on the website don't do justice to what I received. I will definitely recommend Darksword Armory every opportunity I get, and I will definitely be making future purchases.
-Thanks Darksword for taking pride in what you do. It shows.
On the 17 September 2019 I received my sword and unboxing it brought tears to my eyes it was more than I expected, the aesthetics and functionality of the sword superceded my impression of the claymore... Looks weight balance harmonics etc awesome... wish my Dad was alive cause my ancestors would certainly be proud even with the slight modifications Mike Embers did for me... Thank you a million times.
Without a hesitation I would recommend Darksword Armory to anyone looking for affordable quality swords I would like to see a Irish Gallowglass sword or a Scottish single handed sword.
No stars yet, waiting to see the dagger I ordered first. After that comes more stuff, we’ll see
I purchased the bastard sword, crusader helm, and barbarian axe. Great workmanship and functionality in every piece. It’s a bit hard to wield the axe because of its immense size but what a weapon to hold and look at. The sword handles like a dream as you guys promised. The helm is totally badass and will protect me from just about anything if need be. Thanks again and keep forging! Rick
I was unfortunate to have my viking style HEMA practice sword break during a reenactment show, I contacted Darksword Armory the next day and got a reply from Michael Embers almost Immediately, to which I was given all the info I needed right away. They told me they would ship out a replacement as soon as possible, and that they did. I was given a tracking number and frequent shipping updates.
The next week my replacement sword arrived. I have unboxed it today and it feels great in the hand, it feels solid and sturdy. I love the sword as it is light, swift and balanced. It is perfect for the shows I participate in, so I am glad to have a replacement. (I was also very pleased that it would fit the sheath I made for the previous blade.) I look forward to using it in combat and hearing it sing once again.
A big thanks to Mike and the team at Darksword Armory. I am very happy with the experience I was given. Fast, informative and helpful.
The German town that I live in was the headquarters of the Teutonic Order, as well as a commandery of the Hospitallers. Being obsessed with history, I wanted an authentic and high-quality sword that these two orders would have carried. Dark Sword’s Crusader Sword fits both perfectly. The classic wheel pommel, cruciform cross-guard, and hand-forged blade are exactly what I was after, and looks nearly identical to a crusader sword I saw housed in the Glasgow Museum. Like something organic, the leather-wrapped and hand-stitched wood handle completes the sword and makes it come alive. The best part, however, is how it feels when you hold it. It is so light and well-balanced that swinging it is almost effortless. Should I ever find myself needing to wield a sword for hours in battle, this is the one I would bring. But I hope I never have to.
I received my 12th century Templar sword and was astounded at the craftmanship and quality. Living in Germany where the Great Sword got it's start, and where one can see authentic examples in museums, it was important for me to have one that looked and felt like the originals. Dark Sword more than exceeded my expectations: Holding this sword is like travelling back in time. The hexagonal pommel, leather-wrapped handle, simple cross guard, and barely visible forging marks on the fuller and blade is like holding a piece of history. It's not hard to imagine a mounted crusader swinging this sword from his horse while charging through battle. I can't wait for my next purchases!
Beautifully made sword, managed to exceed my expectations, perfect balance and looks amazing. Brilliant service and communication from these guys, I would not hesitate to use again and recommend! Thank you!
I received my sword yesterday, a day earlier than expected. After unboxing it I must say it is one of the best swords I have had the pleasure of holding and seeing! It’s balance and weight is perfect and I am just in awe! Thank you for such a wonderful sword!