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This would be an excellent deal on a stainless steel sword if the manufacturer wasn't so lazy,,,The edge is completely dull and prepped, I don't have a grinder like one would need to taper this blade for a sharp edge, so a couple of hours of file work is in order here,,,, then AccuSharp tool and lots of sanding block to make this sword have a respectable edge.
If you buy this sword, know that it is far from "Battle Ready",, loads of work here to cure this blade......
Good Price,,BUT,,first thing I notice is the wood handle is painted white pine, not real stained hard wood,,, then the blade is seriously DULL...!, and only 38 1/4 inches over all length, not 41 inches as advertised, and the blade is light duty at 1/8 inch thickness...Still a nice looking sword
However, the Full Tang Battle Ready Katana for Only $19.99 is by far the best stainless steel battle sword value on this site,,, and the Tactical Wakizashi Honshu 1060 High Carbon Sword for $144.99 is the best value in a carbon steel blade here..... G
For a good practice katana you cant beat this one for the price. Durable yet balanced almost perfectly. The longer handle is a little more than what I'm used to but provides nice leverage for that extra boost from the hips. It Seems the more I work with it the more I like it. and all for $40 & some change?... You just can't go wrong with this one. I'm gonna buy a couple more...Not to hard to polish a decent edge on one of these either... I recommend wrapping the handle with rubber insulating tape or a good electrical conduit shrink that will tightly wrap the handle(1½" should do it)....Polish up the edge and it becomes a workhorse for all your melon, straw & water jug & intruder needs....Hope no one gets in the way...Have fun.....I have.
Awesome sword. Well built, high quality and just plain beautiful. The only downside is that it came almost completely dull, though that isn't too much of a problem for my sharpener. Definitely recommend it.
Just got my sword today its getting 4 out of five cuz my drop point is really low plus theres two bends in my blade where the forger pounded a little hard and the sheath is junk had to fit a cloth inside it so when i pull the blade out it cleans itself of the ply wood chippings and such, other than that great sword for its price very sturdy and good weight to it secure fittings also thxs again truesword
The sword is nice to look at. Bought it for my buddy. But i looked at it and was disapointed but hey its a nice sword for the price. came dull. Havent tested the full tang. I can make it full tang if i break it. So only 3 stars from me.
Its nice and all but not really battle ready, its dull...
Awesome sword, great durability and design, strong handle but the sword's scabbard does seem sort of cheaply made, has no effect on the sword itself.
Bought this on Sun. shipped on Mon and arrived on Wed. Pretty fast. It had a nice grip but on the hilt, it has some reddish scratches on it. At the tip of the blade, it was uneven. Now for the blade itself. Wasnt that sharp. I requested that it be sharpen but due to some issue they couldnt. I dont mind it because I will do it myself but I would have prefer it if they send it sharpen. Havent really "tested" it since they say it was "battle ready" but i might later on. Maybe on bamboo. Thats what they are usually tested on in those day back then. 2.5 in to 4 in would be best.
I just open up my sword its nice but for a battle ready sword it dull like a butter knife made for it to be a Japanese sword its funny how its made in China love the weight and the way its silent when you swing it its unlike most ive had over the years
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