Okay, here they are, turned up today, not tried yet obviously, but I shall post my first impressions and update as we use them, firstly heres a pic to start with:
Very well packed to start with which was nice to know, next, they are identical swords, but he has fitted different colour wire on the grip of each, which was a nice detail for us which we didn't ask for. They look damn impressive, far more substantial than the Kovex and Armourclass equivelents that we just sold, but lighter at the same time, I was also impressed at the quality, nothing like the rough unfinished look of a Kovex and far more like what you would expect to get off many British swordsmiths.
Total length: 55"
Pob: 2.5" from quillon
These were custom made to our specification and delivered to our door in a total of 3 weeks, which I find astonishing, Tim Noyes can sometimes do the same, but hes in the UK, this had to come a far bit further in the post. The build quality seems very good and its very nicely finished, the handling is also a huge improvement over the armourclass that it is replacing, more will follow as we use them. Lastly I will say before anyone else does about my description of it being a Marozzo style sword, is pretty much is looking at the original plates the same, with the addition of the D-rings, the were coming into use anyway so thats not an issue, plus the added hand protection for training is rather desirourable. If these go as expected I am sure we will be getting a few more things from Jiri, but custom, not from the catalogue, his homepage: