Tactical Wakizashi & Katana Review




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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. 

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

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

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

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!

The Sylvan Smith: Thanks for the awesome review! I was tempted to buy these, but not anymore. There are too many issues. The loose sheath on the wakizashi, the thinness of the katana. Perhaps minor issues, but too much for my liking.

Khota: maybe you should start with a bokken

TheMuffinMan8080: U dont feel vibration cuz it dies down from that distance so it could still possibly ( which it is ) full tang

MrUsoutlaw: i don't see what the problem is about these weapons a killing tool is a killing tool no matter what it looks like

MtnTow: Its a fuller or a bohi.. not a blood groove. The katana is thinner. The scabbard have wooden strips in glued in them and one probably came apart as it did in my last wak. The edge is convex, no need for stones. The plasma coating the entire blade as you will find out when you try to sharpen by stone. You should feed the paracord through the hole in the metal portion of the scabbard if you want to use it as a safety. Not trying to crap on your review but its a bit wrong and incomplete.

Matt Bow: I believe that the whole vibration in the tsuka thing is just the nature of the structure. Drumsticks act the same way, and they are solid. My rattan canes do the same thing, and they are consistent all the way through. When i hold a cane below the point at which a tsuba would be and hit the other end on my palm about 8in. from the tip there is a spot of zero vibration. I refer to this as the "Dead Spot." That doesn't have anything to do with the tang, so i think it's all good, brother. :)

kiffahS: sweet. good review. have you heard of the spring steel swords from Cheness Cutlery? it is a Paul Chen company. they do 9260 Spring steel, high carbon, diferentially hardened, laminated, folded etc... the spring steel swords all have a nice width and taper on the spine of the blade like you were talking about, and even a chubby point at the tips of some. I have an O-katana and it is absolutely lovely (spring steel). I got mine for less than $300, the spring steel swords are all on sale.

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Rating:
Tactical Wakizashi & Katana Review 4.7 out of 5

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