Tactical Katana by Honshu - 1060 High Carbon Steel Sword


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  • Razor sharp, full tang carbon steel blade
  • Paracord wrapped handle and lanyard
  • Solid brass hand guard and accents
  • Coordinating scabbard
  • Overall length: 39"

Tactical Katana - Part of our Honshu Tactical Sword Series

This modern and tactical take on the samurai katana sword is designed for self-defense in addition to strenuous training use.

Features include a sharpened 1060 high carbon steel blade with blood groove, checkered non-slip ABS handle, and steel pins for firmly securing the blade's tang within the handle. The blade is accented by a polished brass guard with pre-drilled lashing holes.

The handle includes a stainless steel liner which will not rust and allows for a wider, more comfortable grip surface.

A hybrid wood and polycarbonate scabbard is included, complete with paracord wrapping. This piece also includes a cloth sword bag for storage and transport.

38 in. overall with saya, 37 3/4 in. overall without saya, 27 in. blade.

This is a True Swords Featured Full Tang product listing.

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Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.56 out of 5

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Customer Reviews

Glenn Taylor
Oct 18, 2015
(5 out of 5)

This katana version of a quality Honshu blade is just a longer tip version of the wakizashi blade. The handle is exactly the same, it should have a longer handle to compensate for the longer blade, and the blade is the same thickness and width when it should be taller... but I suppose even a top sword maker like Honshu is willing to cut cost when it can. As a result the feel is off balance. Too bad because the blade is of quality steel, just poorly designed. The wakizashi is the real deal and the blade to buy here, not the bogus katana.....


Oct 05, 2014
(4 out of 5)
good sword. but not 41" overall

Great looking sword, very sharp... only problem is that the description is misleading, the sword is not 41" overall its 38" overall. I unsheathed the katana and thought "this is small" I than measured it and was disappointed. The 3" difference is noticeable. I was pretty upset! ... they should change the product description and stop lying about the overall length of this katana


Jul 11, 2014
(5 out of 5)
rasoor sharp!!!

soooo sharp, thought i was using a lightsaber for sec but this sword is awesome i love it buy it worth the money and wait.


Jun 23, 2014
(5 out of 5)
Really great sword.

The sword came out of the box really sharp, I think it is the best sword I own. The shipping wasn't the fastest but it was still worth it ten fold. If you want an amazing product at an affordable price, get this sword.


Jun 16, 2014
(5 out of 5)
the sword for loping arms off

This is the sword made for loping ar5ms off because I had a deer and I cut its arm off easy with this cool sword but what sucks is you have to keep oiling it but its worth it so if you what a sword that can protect you if you get yea house broke in this is it.


Jun 06, 2014
(5 out of 5)
Great combat swords, or any war.

This is a wonderful sword. Not a wall hanger. Solid, sharp and a great addition to any collection. I also have the shorter one.


David Savage
Apr 29, 2014
(3 out of 5)

This is the lowest score I've given any of my purchases from True Swords and here is my main reason. This was a multiple item order so this sword was packed with other items into a large enough box to fit the length of the sword and the 3-4 other items along with the packing material. The packing material is little more than balled up heavy shipping wrapping paper (think heavy brown grocery bag) And usually this does pretty well. This shipment the contents was able to shift and the end of the scabbard snapped off (even though it was separately boxed). The sword was not damaged though and I repair things like cracked scabbards so this is my challenge. I found the sword was a five at least but the shipping dept needs to put bubble wrap into it's budget ensure the ends are well protected.


True Swords reply:

At the first mention of any concern we contacted our customer to ensure that their order experience is a positive one, and that any matters are well resolved. As always, should there be any problem or concern with a product or otherwise, please contact us and we will resolve it quickly.

In our efforts to resolve the concerns we made offers of a full replacement, refund, or other types of customer service. We spoke with our customer at length to make sure the issue was resolved per their wishes, and a full resolution was reached to the satisfaction of our customer.

In discussing the condition of the shipping box received by our customer we concluded that the box had been damaged while in transit, and was also re-packaged by the shipping line due to the extent of the damage.

This sword does ship within the scabbard instead of separately, and is firmly secured within the shipping carton.

It is never our intention that any of our customers receive damaged merchandise. Should a shipment ever be received with damage then we are here to quickly help and correct the matter.

Please contact us with any questions about our products or service. Thank you!


steve c
Apr 25, 2014
(5 out of 5)

This is a wonderful sword. Not a wall hanger. Solid, sharp and a great addition to any collection. I also have the shorter one and plan to buy the tanto when available. a well built sword.


Mar 07, 2014
(4 out of 5)
the real deal

Not just a wall hanger, but an honest to goodness sword. Maybe not top of the line but it is sturdy and capable. I can't say just how durable it is of course but I can say it is a good basic sword.


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