I have a Hanwei Tinker Viking in my own collection, I find the handle to be a little small for me, but on speaking to a few re-enactors they tell me all viking swords are like that. The Tinker series are made to be disposable really, fit and finish is average, I haven't seen the Cold Steel ones to compare.
If I was in the market for a reasonably priced good quality euro sword I'd have a chat with Christian Fletcher (.com) .Christian makes the best scabbards bar none and has seen everyone's swords, he is also the exclusive (I think) outlet for Angus Trim. I have an Angus Trim bastard sword and it is a nice piece of work and not too costly, in fact i think I spent more on the scabbard from Christian for it. Christian can also do upgrades on the handles,pommels ect so you can really tailor the sword to your budget.
Hanwei leave Cold Steel for dead on finish. Cold Steels stuff is made in China (CS don't make ANYTHING they sell) I've used the same forge they use to get swords made and they do a decent job , they fall down on the fit and finish tho. Hanwei have much nicer fittings,better more even wrapping, better made saya. Between their blades there isn't much difference, Cold Steel tend to be a little broader and heavier. Japanese would describe them as brutish not elegant. It's a shame they order them that way as I have a katana from that forge that is absolutely beautiful in its lines. I suppose beauty has no place when attacking cars with a sword :)
The best way I can put it is, they both want to sell you a sword. Hanwei want you to like is so much you come back and buy another one. Cold Steel figure if you don't someone else will.