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    Quote Originally Posted by allinorah View Post
    It looks similar, but it's not the same sword. The baladay scimitar is unsharpened, so not battle-ready. Kult of Athena says whether or not a sword is battle ready, and this is not.

    As for beginner sword friendly, well, I'm beginning my adventures in sword. I've only had a minor injury and that's because I tried to catch when it fell. I have since learned not to. This photo is my failed attempt at an awesome photo. No injuries were sustained. Attachment 10006
    --I am glad to hear you are OK!

    I am nervous about that happening too. It's why I didn't want a real pointy sword to learn with.



    Thanks to everyone who responded. I appreciate it!

    I just missed your posts...

    I waited 5-6 days (no one had responded at that point)...so I just went ahead & purchased both.

    And I wasn't disappointed. They are both nice swords. I am happy with them.

    The Dragon one is a little different from the one posted in the video clip. It has a shinny silver grip/handle not a brass one. It has notches and is a good weight! (When I tried them out I was surpised how heavy they are!) Just as in the video, as she says you do have to tweak it a little- not much.

    The reason seems to be is when you look at it from the edge looking down- you can see that the blade is not perfectly even all the way down. Maybe an offset mold or something? It is not visible from the front when you balance it. Anyway, it made it balance slightly off- but as soon as I "wiggled" it a little -like she said- it worked! ---and balanced sitting straight, as it should.

    The Lion Head Sword resembled one I saw in a Princess Farahana sword video. It is good too. No notches- so I am a little nervous when I balance it- I think that's just me -though. It is a longer sword.

    It has a wider edge on the bottom of the blade (than the Dragon Sword), It balanced very easily and well right out of the box.

    Both had a good weight to them. The Lion Head one might be a touch heavier than the Dragon one. The prices on both were very good. And shipping $ wasn't bad ($15-18 and it went priority).

    Bellydance.com Lion Head 40' -$58.99

    Bellydanceprops.com Dragon Sword in Silver or Gold (shinny)-$59.99
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    Duplicate post-Sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by allinorah View Post
    It looks similar, but it's not the same sword. The baladay scimitar is unsharpened, so not battle-ready. Kult of Athena says whether or not a sword is battle ready, and this is not.
    Yes, I know. There are similar swords that are safer than the Cas Hanwei or the Cas Iberia (the Turkish sword is one, also sold by the same company I bought my swords from). As I said, I do not recommend the Cas Hanwei for the beginner---one might sustain a more serious injury from it! @____@

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