Tactical Wakizashi & Katana Review




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James Hart: Just got my Hanwei Tactical Tanto, it is loose in the Saya so I will have to put a shim some where. It comes with instructions on how to do so. The Bress part on mine was not welded, at least I cant find any welds using a magnifying glass. Over all I am well pleased with the Tanto, too bad its now discontinued.

goat worship: As far as full tang, I actually took apart their tactical tanto from the same series. The blade and the tang are one solid piece of steel, which does get narrower in the area of copper wrap and the hand guard, and then gets to full thickness along the handle. This creates the effect that handle and the blade are disconnected and/or welded together.

Stevo Reno: 1) My Wak does the same thing, put it in strate and it is loose, but put it in with a little bit of twist - torque and it hugs the scabbard. strange but it's repeatable each time I do this 2 ) Wrap the handle with 'Rescue Tape' it's a super rubbery self adhearing kind of black tape for temporary plumbing leak fixes, its better than any racket or bat type of wrap it's not cheap it's $10 buck a roll but dam is it good...My Wak is not for play I got it as a middle continuum between 1st level pepper spray and my gun's , the blade is good enough for real self defense - offense...... cheers. 

kevin jakoby: if i would sharpen the sword would the plasma coating come off? please reply!

andujo211: Awesome f****** swords great design economically Perfect.

Coolnicknameguy: don't kill the baby!

DG Studios: did some research after Honshu came out with their tactical katana. apparently hanwei only did the tang casing for the wakazashi the katana is true full tang but the Honshu version is cased tang on both swords so i'd go with the hanwei version or the minetoshi version

BirthOfSerpents: katanas are a terrible design. 

MRblondeGames: Nice review ☺

Darrend42: I own one.. (katana) looked for many months to get one in the U.K. It's basically a rust proof Hanwei Raptor, with non traditional utilitarian stuba, I love it dearly and may soon become a banned (or restricted) item in the UK due to it's stuba

Tristan Turnbull: Also if you want to get it without breaking the bank, I suggest budk.com

Martin Hristov: Well it's true what they say, you pay for the quality you get. Cheap katana imitations like this are good for decoration or cutting softer things.

Christian Potter: Nice ouroboros urbanmusashi13

Dante Grimm: I could deal with all those minor flaws, my only real issue is the tsuba, its way to small

Tristan Turnbull: Its a very good sword and mine doesn't fall out when I hold it upside down, so I don't know what's wrong with yawls except maybe your screwing with it to much. It's not a traditional style katana so you don't like that then don't get it. The carbon steel I am very happy about because stainless steel wouldn't be strong enough and dulls easy. I personally say it's well worth the money and yeah it is a decorative sword but it can do so much more than slicing through watermelons and stuff like that. 

James Milton: they needa make a tactical jian

Cryolyptic: I'd never buy a sword where the sheath comes off on its own. Total piece of garbage.

Cyrus Khalvati: there descent for store bought

Gin132456: never seen on up close before, but it sounds like the wakizashi can be digging into the sheath making it harder to pull out? maybe the tip.

kiffahS: there are youtube videos of the Cheness spring steel swords hacking away at steel drums! I think that they are the Paul Chen 'economy' line, but all very well made, real same ray skin, real cotton wrappings, not so much chemical treatment to the blades. they sell a wakizashi with an extended scabbard so as to fool your opponents into believing you have a katana. for an advantage on-the-draw to catch your opponent off guard. Also chisa-style katanas, iato, training etc.. most are on sale too

Jesse Torres: ive got a video of it you should check it out

MtnTow: The 'company' is a bunch of morons. I just talked to them and trust me... the people answering the phone in Tennessee don't know the first thing about this sword.

Daniel Deng: i went on their website and i cant find the set anywhere

MtnTow: I totally disagree on this. The plasma coating goes down to the convex grind. The proof is in sharpening it with the mouse-pad technique. If you use stones, good-bye coating and have fun trying to get a good edge.

synRdave: great video bud my waki came loose too so what i did was i took clear mailing tape and rapped it around the brass end and its really tight now i can turn it upside down and shake it as hard as i can and it wont come out although you will have to tug on it kinda hard it still come out easy enough thanks again for the video

5678MAKED: Where did u get it

Chiros Ie: Yep.

UrbanMusashi13: Between the two, there's really no much difference besides length and a slight difference in weight. In comparison to real Nihounto, these swords feel like children ages 8+ could wield them. They are lightning fast, and come with a "meh" sharpness. I suggest buying sharpening stones and watching tutorial videos on how to sharpen swords. Find a tutorial you like and buy supplies that they use.

Khota: oh...ok then cool

Michael Orlow: You can spray paint the tsuka and saya with camo paint.

ratio3224: What did ya spend, where did ya purchase it. I want one, probably the wakazashi.

MtnTow: That would be "for all intents and purposes"..... and no wonder you have so many views with so few subscribers. Rage much?

Frank Campbell: Great review, do you think it would work out to wrap them in Para Cord?

Smood47: BTW you are an insult to the name Musashi. Retard.

UrbanMusashi13: @ZombieKillingPsycho Sorry to hear about the rust problem. I'll subscribe to yours if you subscribe to mine. Lol

Cody N: Very nice use of the extra lanyard in retaining the wakizashi, I'll have to do the same.

UrbanMusashi13: @Gin132456 Something like that. The sheath is made from two fiberglass pieces, and the base of the inside of the sheath/saya has (blade facing up, looking into sheat) a thicker left-siding near the tip with a semi-circle cut out for the tip to either slide into or snap into. I no longer reccomend snapping it into place though. It seems to get looser with each snap. Time to shimmy the koiguchi with plastic and glue like CAS Hanwei reccomended for a tight fit. :P

UrbanMusashi13: The plasma coating is only on the spine and bo-hi. As long as you carefully apply the stone to only the shinogi-ji (as you are supposed to), and DO NOT give it a beveled edge (similar to the edge formation of most pocket knives).

asddsdsssd: Tactical.

timewaster6991: the sheath doesn't look tacti-cool though...still cool swords

UrbanMusashi13: @GRAYFOX91 I sent you a message answering your questions. I hope my answers suffice! :)

MegaFunkIt: actually , there are much techniques with 2 hands for wakizashi .

asoundlikesilence: Oh.. Well crap, now I gotta cut some mousepads...

UrbanMusashi13: I really need a new iPod so I can just record a quick video to reply to all these questions... Yes, I recommend it. Yes, they can still rust, especially on the handle. Yes, they are worth the money. The spring steel is is way more advantageous than differentially hardened steel. Use sandpaper to scratch the rust off the handle, use rubber spray paint to prevent it from rusting further. Use skateboard griptape for a god-like grip.

Psycho J: Yeah, thats what I did till I found rust all over the edge. took me forever to get it off.

MtnTow: hanwei... "650 Industrial Blvd Sale Creek, TN 37373"

RIVERINE: I just got a Honshu tactical wakazashi from "National Survival Center" for $119.00 (no shipping)! This is a REALLY good full-tang wakazashi with a carbon-steel really sharp blade!!!

MilesHendrix0: Where are you buying it from? I've been looking and I haven't found anything...

asoundlikesilence: Mouse-pad backing? Good idea, to the dollar store, Batman!

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Rating:
Tactical Wakizashi & Katana Review 4.7 out of 5

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