Wow, impressive. I'm familiar with spending money as a consumer--as need/want eyecandy/collections/conversation pieces go, "fully functional" swords never come to mind. No one cares about function, no one's going to drop 3 grand on something like this, then beat the crap out of it on a tree stump. The world isn't going to end and it certainly won't come down to functional swords in revisited dark ages.
As it stands, this is an awesome-looking design and if I could afford a real one, fuck yeah I'd buy it, I'd buy two.
tnx for comments but i probably confused you. I dont know anything about swords but in my regular job I partially work with casting and forgings. I understand that in that way it would be broken after first side hit. it is opposite. blade is going all way down to end of grip in the centre of structure. whole bottom part is fix on blade core through mechanism right above grip and triangular section hold just itself on the blade.
anyway you are swordsmith. I dont know anybody making sword. For me it is very interesting how people in the past invented first metallurgical processes to improve quality of iron sword then steel swords (or tools), How they intented early version of heat treatments etc... For us it is ordinary facts because we learnt it in school and work every day. But they didnt know anything about it. Just millions attemps or accidents. for example japanese sword. Ok they are very nice but so comprehensive process of creation. How can they make it without any real knowledge what they exactly do with material on microskopical level in that time? it is really unbelievable for me.