Sword Stands can be hit and miss. But I’ll tell you a secret. No one cares about the stand. It should be black and functional. Period. So don’t waste money on solid wood or something that costs an arm and a leg. Find something cheap and functional and call it a day.
This is a tower stand that I bought on Amazon and in my search for the stand, I read review after review either liking it or absolutely hating it. The people that hated it were those that thought a $40 stand (that’s including shipping) should be solid wood and a timeless piece of furniture “art”… or something. Suffice it to say… expectations from those that didn’t like it defied common sense. It’s a $40 stand for crying out loud… it’s a freaking DEAL.
Like some reviews said, a split in the front happens from where the feet are screwed in to each pillar. Can I see them? Sure. Can I see them from standing 3 feet away? Not so much. For people worried about this, use a sharpie and problem solved.
It did not come with directions, as other reviews stated. Not a problem for basic “common sense” math skills. The 4 longest screws are for the feet. The 8 mid screws are for the 2 cross beams. Easy as that.
“It’s too light”, was another issue brought up. You put swords on it. That weighs it down. It’s not going to tip over with out some outside help.
Basically, anyone complaining was just crazy. This is a good looking stand, holds my swords, and is as sturdy as I could ask for.
This frees up my single stand for my crown jewel Oniyuri. Which looks really good displayed on the box in which it came in. And hey look… the new stand has extra space. I guess I need to fill those slots up.