Whoops. Looks like the new cord-wrapped grip got cut off accidentally. That was one of the best parts. It really improved the feel of the sword in the hand.
I'd reinforce this. And keep a few trucks of ammo close... :-/ . Preferably driven by Styygens.
I have a vintage (but recently acid-proofed) Cherno Alpha in the garage, and joyride with the wife whenever hordes of zombies appear.