I hear a bit of talk from time to time on this forum about swords, but havent heard Highlander mentioned much. I just wanted to take this opportunity to plug a good friend of mines site. His name is Sal D'Aquila the prop maker for the first season of the highlander TV series. As true fans will know, the sword that duncan used in season one and part of season two was different from the later (crappy) stainless steel bladed Marto "sword of the dragon". This First season sword was designed and made by Sal D'Aquila. He offers this handle for sale on his website mounted on high quality, tradtionally made japanese style blades made by Paul Chen. his website is http://www.pointgallery.com/ Sal is a really nice guy and he was even kind enough to post my review of the musashi on his website found under the "new review on swordforum" link.... They are fairly expensive in the general sword world, but for a strongly built peice of art such as this, they are well worth it.