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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
MtnTow: Where do you get the idea that the scabbard is 2 pieces of fiberglass? And
that hole.... is to drain water. If it 'snaps' into place.... you screwed
something up inside. And seriously.... you think its a false tang?! That
makes me want to cut my handle off to prove you wrong. I suppose you could
be right but i highly doubt it, especially after watching your review.
UrbanMusashi13: @zombiekillingpsycho That's kinda odd. Well, thankfully no rust has formed
yet, and thank you for relaying that information. Guess it's time to break
out the flitz polish and gun oil seeing as there's no longer a good excuse
to be lazy with maintenance. @_@
Holiday: We don\t make alot, but our group do get to travel frequently. Just this year we went to Bangkok to get pictures and their holiday schedules. We are still in a growing phrase so best we can aim for is break even. I think everyone have to overcome the same type of challenge when starting something new. Don\t give up!