RIVERINE: If you want thin, then go with Damascus steel. You want "thick", then go with Coldsteel. I have a Coldsteel O-Katana.It is really heavy, as it should be. I only wish that my wakazashi had a hollow-ground blade. Oh well...for the price that I paid, I ain't going to squawk!
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!!!
TheSickPrince: Its thin because its spring steel
5678MAKED: Where did u get it
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
MrUsoutlaw: its not actualy a set
themartialguitarist: The Hanwei Tactical Katana just got in stock!- These are going to sell out in a few days so Message me directly asap for an exclusive price!
VulgarHands: Great review.
themartialguitarist: Just found out the Tactical Katana will be available next week but only via Cas Hanwei. If you miss it - other options can be found at The Martial Guitarist.
drunkenp0t: nice review... after viewing this video i had a change of mind not going to purchase this sword anymore
bross99br: U get wat u pay for250 is pre dam cheap
Daniel Deng: i went on their website and i cant find the set anywhere
Atte Leskinen: I bought mine from a local store here in Finland, but you can find it from many stores online.
MilesHendrix0: Where are you buying it from? I've been looking and I haven't found anything...
Michael Orlow: You can spray paint the tsuka and saya with camo paint.
Atte Leskinen: Nice review ! Im actually going to pickup this sword today and was still watching few reviews before. Good idea using the extra paracord to "lock" the sword to the saya!
MegaFunkIt: actually , there are much techniques with 2 hands for wakizashi .
Tai Nuyen: i dont think this is a true katana.
dakersting: The combination of short blade-length and two-hand control/speed is excellent. Who cares about a tradition that calls for carrying three blades and a fan? This "wakizashi" is the perfect modern sword.
D3mang3l: People, you can EASILY make the Saya fit tighter in the Koiguchi (mouth of the saya), by taking a few pieces of wood, and gluing them in with wood glue. Then use a file (pulling out, not pushing in or you get sawdust in there forever), to make it fit snug. You can use Rice glue and it's rock solid (some plain white rice cooked, and 2 or 3 grains mashed up with a drop or two of water till it makes a paste, this was what Japanese people used as wood glue for centuries).
Gabriel Rodriguez: The handle is too big the wakizashi is suposo to be a one handed weapon only, not to mention the blade lenght is the same as a small katana
slashatdot: But... Will it blend? That's the question!
ActionHero29: Good vid, very helpfull, thank you
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
Jack Valladares: Thank you so much!!! This was a great review. I was thinking about buying the Wakizashi, but wanted some more information on it. Congrats, you got yourself a new subscriber :D
Javier Margalef Riestra: Tactical katana or raptor series katana ?
UrbanMusashi13: I had a talk with some other owners of these swords who had the locations and materials to put these blades through strenuous testing. These are the real deal. My assumptions on the vibrations were flawed. They are in fact full tang, and although they are thin, and the tapering maybe slightly annoying in my eyes, but there are no doubts in my mind now that these swords are wicked deadly, and well worth the small price to be paid especially when compared to any traditional swords.
The Sylvan Smith: Great review! After watching, though, I do not think I will buy these. They were tempting but not anymore since they do not seem to be full tang. The thinness of the katana blade is also a no go. The base is much too thin.
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.
Christopher Miller: thanks for your review :) watch my video its why I bought the sword that I did :)
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
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.
WhistlePigZILLA: "You should be smart enough to figure it out" You'd be surprised, bro...
wifebeater756: i just ordered the tanto version of them im waiting on it now
komodo8apig2: has any one taken one apart to see if it is a true full tang or maybe the vibration is from that brass piece at the base of the blade.I don't think i will buy one of these as i've noticed things made in china are crap sad but true.
Granny Cuddler: Great review, do you think it would work out to wrap them in Para Cord?
tyson1ize: freak em' let em' work it out for themselves what do they want for nothin....i think those swords look great i'd love to try them out!!....on somethin.... he he he HE HE HE!!!
Khota: oh...ok then cool
Gogo: i have several. and and I have already started taking iaido a month ago. I'm waiting for my iaito to arrive in the mail :)
Khota: maybe you should start with a bokken
Chiros Ie: Yep.
Francisco Lee: Please see this post
Gogo: I'm a complete beginner. Just curious, what other models (from other manufacturers) are there in the "tactical katana" category. For example when I google it, or search under cold steel the results usually point me to their Warrior Series. And on that note, would you reccomend the Tactical Katana or some other model? (in terms of practical use)
Dan Loving: Hey buddy, i'm a olympic competitor looking to trade my Hand forged Carbon Steel Katana. Can you help me out? if not do you know anyone who could?
Shyla Stylez: you should go to the store and buy some ribs and then try cutting through it.
TheMuffinMan8080: U dont feel vibration cuz it dies down from that distance so it could still possibly ( which it is ) full tang
timewaster6991: the sheath doesn't look tacti-cool though...still cool swords