I currently use a red and gold wakizashi as my priestess sword - beautiful, but not really thematically in line with my pseudo-Greek costume. So I've been keeping my eye out for a Greek-style sword (or middle-eastern in a pinch, as I belly-dance my way around the serpentine) that's usable for the mass (i.e., not terribly long, heavy, or sharp, comes with a sturdy sheath).
Last week I bought myself a beautiful new scimitar, as it was on horrendous sale and I hadn't gotten a new sword for my collection in over two years - but it's way too long and heavy for the mass.
Then today, I found this.
And it just happens to be $156. *whimper*