These swords are BIG. We had to buy special boxes just to ship them, and it's still a challenge! With that in mind, you will be surprised by the considerable agility of these montantes and the amount of control you can have. These blades are not safe for sparring at full intensity, and even at lower intensities, caution should be exercised (as well as putting on your most protective gear). These sell out quickly, and we always have more on order with Blackfencer.
66" over-all length
48.5" blade length
14"+ handle length
14" cross width
6.5" from cross point of balance
The construction and balance are perfect. The grip is almost perfect. The black 'glue' under the wire wrap handle leaked through some. It doesn't leave marks on anything, or stick to my hands. But it does look ugly if you look close, and you can see it for yourself in my attached photo. The blade is floppy when really hot, making summer practice inconsistent to winter practice... but that's just what you get for a synthetic trainer. And for those of you interested, yes, it is as hard to store as a 66inch sword could be.