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This is a review coming from someone who likes to looks at knives both for their aesthetic value as well as their practicality. I have used many different kinds of knives, but I am hardly an expert. So, my honest, if somewhat inexperienced opinion:
What I like about the knife - The blade came super sharp straight out of the box. Make no mistake, this is a *tactical* knife, a knife designed for combat and survival. The knife's front edge is very well suited for chopping and slicing wood, among other such things, and the steel of the knife will spark if struck against flint or fire steel. The serrated back edge of the knife, though, won't cut worth a damn, but it adds to the aesthetic appeal of the knife. The knife looks and feels very intimidating to use. I have yet to sharpen this beast.
What I do NOT like - The paracord that makes up the handle's grip is not fastened securely. Granted, it's meant to come off, but come on. The underside of the handle has only a couple of thin pieces of wood taped on to the handle. The paracord began to slide off after a good few solid swings, which is a safety hazard; if you can't keep a firm grip on something this sharp, you could easily cut yourself badly. The least they could've done is added some width on the handle itself and on the hilt's sides to keep it from sliding clean off. (Incidentally, while testing the knife on wood, I sliced clean through the slack that made up the lanyard. Clumsy...)
I would rate this five stars if it weren't for the handle's defects. The knife's business end makes the knife, of course, but I don't plan on swinging it around by the blade: a good handle topped by a good blade makes the perfect knife. I plan on either taping or wrapping the handle in something thicker and with more friction to compensate for the lack of hilt. Good buy, but be advised the handle on mine was not well made.
It's an ok knife when you buy it on sale. But I have no clue what the para cord is for and its too small for me and I'm not even a big person. Get a sharpener because it's ok for a play knife.
It's a nice knife if you get it when it's on sale for 10 or less. I'm iffy on the grip, cause it's just wrapped not an actual grip. But the bracelet thing is an okay size for me, But I have no idea what it's for. Maybe you tie the knife to it and try to conceal it only thing is that doesn't work in reality.
This was my first order from TrueSwords. I was impressed with the shipping time, the quality of the knife, and the customer friendly process throughout. The bracelet was a little big (as appears to be the typical analysis by most), and there seems no way to adjust it without cutting it. But, it was a good deal for the price.The knife is well done. It's solid, the handle is wrapped tightly (the cord isn't loose), and the knife just feels like I thought it would. I am not a knife expert, no do I have a large collection at this point (this was my second knife; my first one is from another site), but I am pleased with this order. I think it deserves the 5 star rating I have given. I look forward to possible (probable) future purchases from TrueSwords.
Before I received this bad boy I knew that it was going to be a pretty decent size but when I took it out of the package I was more impressed because this thing is a beast! Came pretty sharp and the cord wrapping is actually on tight. I'm so glad that I ordered two. Second purchase I have made from True Sword and still not disappointed, price was rite and again shipping was fast, put my order in on Thursday arrived at my door Saturday evening. After writing this review I will be browsing around looking for my next purchase. 5/5
An amazing product. This knife can take anything you can put it through and more. Also, this knife holds an edge for much longer than others like it. Altogether a great product for the price.
The Full Tang Combat Tanto arrived but the Paracord was missing. I emailed the staff and they were very helpful and timely. They shipped the missing bracelet free of charge to me ASAP. This is a great deal the bracelet alone is $16 the knife is a bonus in my opinion. I would buy this again.
Simply, great. I simply love it.
Im excited to get my knife! I ordered this and a set of three throwing knives that should be a blast. I ordered on Friday and it says it should get here tomorrow! Hopefully Thats the case, but for now ill give it five for my expectations haha
very well constructed knife. Sharpened right out of the box. The bracelet is a bit big but I have small wrists, and unfortunately, it is not adjustable. I would feel confident defending myself with this knife, has a good weight and not overbearing in size that you couldn't handle it
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