Great if you don't intend to play with them
I ordered these for my pirate themed wedding. They were intended as favors, and for guests to salute my husband and I as we left. For this purpose they were perfect for the price. When they arrived I had to replace one jewel, but none of the swords broke during the wedding. Of course, my guests were all adults who weren't dueling or playing with the swords. I'm afraid if they were handled roughly they wouldn't last long.
So- great to wear as part of a costume or for wedding favors/decorations, but not too great as toys.
October 20, 2014
Looks great, falls apart fast
These swords were used at a pirate event for children. They looked great when taken out of package. Had several break as soon as the kids got their hands on them. Handles broke, sword came apart at handle, gems fell out of handle. Ordered 100 for event, had to reissue 10-15 because of broken parts. Would not order the same swords again. There are other swords available from Oreintal Trading Company for same price that hold up much better.
September 22, 2014
I was not happy when we pulled the swords out of their sheaths and saw how silly looking and wimpy they were. I bought these for my sons birthday party and they didn't last two seconds with 8year olds sword fighting. My advice to you is spend a little bit more and get something else.
June 3, 2014
Many were broken when they arrived.
November 18, 2013
Cheap looking and easily broken
I was really disappointed in the look and quality of these swords. They are really cheaply made and don't even look like swords. Have I mentioned the "blade" is white with a bulbous end? And they are not very sturdy and do not hold up to sword fights. What a huge disappointment!!!!!!!
May 12, 2012
great for costumes
over all great for young children for play, or any child for a costume as long as the blade is in its sheath. Older children think the blade does not look real enough. One jewel had to be re-glued.
June 19, 2011
Bought it for a school play... the kids loved them!
May 2, 2011
We buy these on a regular basis to stock our AWANA store. They sell out fairly fast. And they stand up to a lot of abuse. Sword fights are a very common occurence on store nights.
March 29, 2011
great for kid's party
I was pleasantly surprised by this item. i had read some bad reviews and was expecting the worst. For $10.99, I think this is a good buy. The sword blade is white, which I plan on spray painting silver. This will be perfect for my son's 6th Birthday Pirate party.
March 27, 2011
Without the holder would be a joke
We bought these for our Sunday School Easter program. It is a good thing we didn't need the soliders to draw the swords, because they don't even look like a sword. We just needed it to hang them on the kids side. The case the sword is in isn't much but at least you could tell what is was. If you seen the sword you wouldn't know what it was.
April 13, 2010