Matthew Huller

I purchased a dagger in early January and had it in my hands well before the end on the month despite the current situation, very fast cross Atlantic shipping. Customer service was great, and I was never left waiting for very long for a response. The item itself I haven’t had a chance to fence with yet, but balances well and fits in my large hands. It looks good and doesn’t have a single blemish or anything like that. It is not totally rigid and the last 1/3rd or 1/4th of the blade flexes somewhat, which is perfect for a parrying dagger, flexes enough to be safe if it accidentally ends up jabbing into someone in sparring but still stiff to be effective in parrying. There is also a flared tip, which is the standard option and happens to be my preferred style. (a note: swords w/ flared tips always appear to be not straight, line it up with a straight angle and you can check, I did, and the blade is totally straight on this dagger.) It was packaged well and it survived customs admirably. The price gives you great value. If you want a dagger for HEMA than I thoroughly recommend you consider Historical Fencing Armory.