I FINALLY got enough honor points to buy the sword. My DPS barely went down.
My stats? (with no buffs)
With Verigan's Fist - 47.7 DPS
With the sword - 44.8 DPS
With my "full, normal" buffs (Devotion Aura, Seal of Justice andBlessing of Might) my stats are:
With Verigan's Fist - 52.6 DPS
With the sword - 49.7 DPS
I am REALLY happy with that.
The BIGGER difference is my armor:
With shield - 2202
without shield - 1557
So I trade a ~6% loss in DPS for a 41% increase in armor (and a faster attack/more crit chances) That's easy math in MY book!
*Note to anyone that doesn't know honor points - For each type of PvP battle you do in a Battleground, you don't get regular experience points. You get Marks of Honor for participating(3 for a win, 1 for a loss) and Honor Points for you individual performance (flag captures, enemies killed, etc) Each of the Battlgrounds (well, most of them) have a special merchant you can buy special PvP equipment from. Swords, armor, trinkets and such, and you pay for them in a combination of Marks of Honor and Honor points.
The sword I bought cost 316 honor points and 30 Marks of honor. The honor points were easy (for this purchase) but the Marks is what took me a while.