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Massive, thick, full tang 440 stainless steel bladeDeep blood groove spans entire length of bladeOvermolded rubberized grip for supreme controlOversized stainless steel hand guardIncludes black leather sheathOverall length: 16 3/4"
Too large for everyday carry, but great for home defense or even hog hunting. It's gigantic 10 3/4 in. 440 stainless steel blade features a blood grove down its entire length. The full-tang strength feels great in your hand underneath the over-molded rubber grip and stainless hand guard. Includes black leather belt sheath with snap closure. 16 3/4 in. overall. This is a True Swords Featured Full Tang product listing. View more: Honshu Tactical Combat Knives
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Such an excellent knife that I purchased two! I put it to you like this if there was ever a zombie apocalypse or long term civil unrest and I had only a split second to grab either this knife or a pistol.....I would chose this knife.
My only two gripes about this knife are merely aesthetic and are of a personal preference. This knife was touted as having a tanto edge but my understanding is that the tip should have sharp angles not curves. Secondly, I hate shinny reflective blades. I wish they had made it in black.
Nonetheless the blade is incredibly thick and seemingly indestructible. The grip feels superb and the pummel is on point thereby making both ends of this tool deadly.
This is much more of a knife than I expected. It is so nice I am ordering a second one today after I finish writing the review. Hard to believe all this for the price. I have a habit of giving knives to family and friends; so I need another just in case.
Just recieved two of these knifes, Very nice. In All my years of studying Martial Arts, Weapons were oftern included, my favorite were "Knives and Swords", with knives we were Always taught to fight with Two, another reason I buy in Two's at BUDK. These Blades are Well Worth the Money.
Larger and heavier than I had expected it to be, but very well built. It came in fairly quickly and pretty sharp (I've been practicing on plastic water filled bottles and get a clean cut all the way through.) The blood groove is nice and deep, and the blade is definitely full tang. This is one of the best knives I've ever owned and I am a very satisfied customer.
I received this as a gift it's a great looking knife and it is sharp right out of the box little bit blade heavy but still great the sheath is sturdy and good quality
i bought this tanto after reading all the reviews. they complained about the handle. i found the same. weird hilt. and because i am parafrog, i found the answer to the riddle. you do not grasp this thing as if it were a knife--the handle is to long to flip it like most fixed blades--and that is because it was not designed to be held like a knife. this tanto is designed to be held in a fencing grip. how? follow my instructions. put the blade in your grip with your thumb running along atop the handle--the thumb running in a center line through the wrist--with the tip of the the thumb touching the guard. while leaving the thumb in place--wrap the fingers around the handle. you should find your hand in a fencing grip, with the fleshy part of the palm nestling in the curved cut out on the end of the pommel. and that is it. move your thumb as needed. during a thrust, leave it on top to help prevent slippage. during the slash, move the thumb away from the palm, and wrapped more around the handle--to increase wrist flexibility. solved. don't applaud--just send cash. frog.
Out of the 4 knives I purchased in this last order, the honshu was the cheapest but one of my favorites. It feels very well made, looks great in stainless, and is much bigger than I thought it would be in person.! It's like a mini sword. The rubber grip feels great too. The sheath is almost worth the price. Well made,thick leather, unlike the sheaths of many cheaper knives I have purchased. I'd buy another if I ever had the need to replace this one.
The price is great. The blade is well made and has a good balance to it. Also like the grip. It comes very sharp. Nice! Second Honshu knife. Won't be the last.
I don't know whether to call this a knife or a short sword. Well whatever category you want to fit this in, only one thing remains: This weapon is totally badass. The blade is sharp right out of the box, the rubber grip along with the feel of the full tang is amazing, and it can do some serious damage. I totally recommend this to ANY collector of weapons; whether you collect blades, guns, or any kind of combination in between, you need to have this in your collection. Total 5 out of 5. No contest.
For this price you can't go wrong. When I first got this blade I did a few chop and cut test. Pretty sharp right out the box but after a bit of manipulating this thing become deadly. It's more mini sword like than knife like, so it really only has one purpose. To slash and stab things with. BudK has some great promotions and discounts so if you can get this thing with a discount or free shipping its definitely worth it. BudK's customer service is great too, when I ordered mine it was on backorder, but I received it only a week later. Top class!