I absolutely agree. No offense taken. I will study up on Swords a bit more before making any purchases. I know a lot more about knives than swords. The only things I was a bit weary of was the box. I will admit the etching and poor fittings passed by my radar completely.In short it's not worth 15.00 never mind 50 if you are looking for something of any quality. In fact I would say the same about any 50 dollar sword. Not to be too offensive (truly) but if you needed to ask that question of that piece I would suggest spending significant time reading about swords both in reputable online forums like myarmoury and in actual books before making any purchase.
I absolutely agree. No offense taken. I will study up on Swords a bit more before making any purchases. I know a lot more about knives than swords. The only things I was a bit weary of was the box. I will admit the etching and poor fittings passed by my radar completely.
Awesome. My first sword was a stainless steel ninjato complete with genuine plastic grip, shoe lace Ito and pot metal fittings. I think it cost me right at 50 dollars. I learned the dumb way so you don't have to.
Interesting, thanks for contributing the knowledge about what the thing was modeled after, I assumed it was pure fantasy. I would suggest that this one is almost certainly Chinese junk, (as opposed to Russian junk I guess) based on both the quality and packaging as previously noted, much like the similarly packaged lotr daggers populating the big auction site. Do I know for sure? No. It's a pretty reasonable guess though I think.This is styled after a Russian naval dirk,a presentation sort.
These were not a regulation item,an officer was expected to provide their own.
And they did so,each according to their pocketbook and taste,and their taste very often ran to the most god-awful kitsch,worse than Chinese knock-offs,worse than Walmart,often worse even than`the above pictured artefact
So,it Could be said that it's a fairly legit Russian naval dirk,if you wanted to be lawyerly about it.