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Condor Tool & Knife CTK500-20.8HC Tactana Sword 20-7/8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: CN500208HC
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
Retail Price: $209.98
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CN500208HC: Tactana Sword
Condor Tool & Knife
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Black Textured Powder Coating
  • Handle: Micarta
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Welted Leather
  • Design by Joe Flowers
  • Code: 61303
  • Stock #: CTK500-20.8HC
  • Blade Length: 20-7/8"
  • Overall Length: 30-3/4"
  • Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Weight: 2.95 lbs.
  • Made in El Salvador

UPC Code: 7417000540021

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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Toronto, Canada
Nov 12, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
ninja's unite
Let me just point out that this was purely a man toy purchase as I don't do martial arts and have no real world use for this other than acting immature in front of a mirror, that being said I'm impressed with the sword, this is not a 30 inch plus samurai katana , this is modeled after the smaller swords used by the ninja , using a measuring tape won't do it justice as it looks and feels much longer than the description. The handle is indeed oval shape like previously mentioned by a reviewer, I like the handle but I would of preferred a wood version of this sword both for esthetic reasons and pricing. The sheath is where I'm disappointed, it's perfectly usable and screams of condor quality when it comes to sheath materials and overall build but I can't stand leather dyed black... y hide the beauty and expense of natural leader by making it black???(this is purely personal taste ). Before I end the review I must WARN the readers that this is not a mall katana toy, it might be in the same price point but at the end of the day this is indeed a sword quality piece and should be treated accordingly , if used recklessly it might cause great harm to the user or bystanders . Now all I want is for Joe Flowers to design a 30 inch plus version ( with wood handles and undyed veggi tanned leather sheath plz plz plz)
5 out of 5
Oct 12, 2014
Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Materials, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Weight
Condor needs to make more swords!
Condor is becoming my favorite blade manufacturer, next to Morakniv. This thing has a thick, heavy, perfectly straight blade with a convex edge. Readily sliced up the box it came in with gentle strokes. Very stiff blade, I cannot flex it with my hands. The tang is a full 1/4" thick. Heavier than most swords this size, but the extra weight in the tang balances it out sweetly. You can easily wield it one-handed, but the two-handed grip feels very natural. The pictures don't do justice to how long the hilt (and overall length) actually is. I have average size man hands, there's room for three of 'em. I was worried about the grip being too slick, however there's a very nice texture. Also, the grip is oval shaped, rather than square as it appears in the pictures. The guard is thick, solid metal, I'm not sure if it's steel or aluminum, but it does the job. The sheath is well done with thick leather and heavy stitching , though I wish it were rigid. At this price, I can't complain. There's no belt loop, just cord wrapped around it with a synthetic disk. I believe its meant to be thrust between your belt and pants, the disk preventing it from slipping out. 1075 is the perfect steel for anything with a blade over 8". It's what Albion uses for swords that cost upwards of $3000. The only improvement I can think of would be to differentially temper the blade, but that would drive the price way up. I just hope Condor comes out with some European style swords. A Viking sword would be a good start!
5 out of 5
Apr 15, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Wishing really hard for zombies!
Straight out of the box....the box died, then went to work on 2 sheets of 3/4 inch 4'/8' plywood.....plywood died had too rake up the remains, lost some the coating but the blade was just like out of box, could of sliced a tomato but didn't have one....finger started to drip Ragu though wonder how that happened. Overall i feel like a viking on xmas morning, those German trained el salvadorians weaponsmiths are making condor a name not to be messed with. 5mm of 1075 hardened 50 to 55 Rc, similar to cold steel standards nothing is perfect but good basic materials(for hopefull zombie slaying) but 1/3 of the price if you can find it instock! First clue to its greatness!!!!! P.S. scabbard has adjustable paralike cord for hanging off belt
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