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CAS Hanwei Tactical Wakizashi 20" Blade, Kraton Handle (SH2432)

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Part Number: CISH2432
Manufacturer: CAS Hanwei
Retail Price: $260.00
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CISH2432: Tactical Wakizashi
CAS Hanwei
The "Sidearm of the Samurai" gets a serious update in our Tactical Wak, designed for strenuous outdoor use and protection. Based on the blade geometry and superb cutting ability of the Paul Chen Raptor series wakizashi but with full tang construction for ultimate strength, the Tactical Wak is equal to any required task and then some. The 5160 high-carbon spring steel blade is plasma coated for corrosion protection and the checkered Kraton handle provides a sure foul-weather grip. The fiberglass scabbard construction avoids water absorption and reduces carrying weight, while several lanyard holes and the included ParaCord provide carrying and backpack attachment options.

Made by Hanwei.
  • Full Tang Contruction
  • 5160 Steel
  • Fiberglass Scabbard
  • Overall: 31"
  • Blade Length: 20"
  • Handle Length: 8-1/2"
  • Weight: 1 lb 14 oz.
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 061564201208

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Andrew K
Clymer, Pa
Mar 23, 2012
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Usable, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
What a great sword for the money!
This my first real sword, and after seeing what else is out there in this price range, I don't see how you could do much better. This is truly a work of art and a real using blade all at the same time. The craftsmanship is superb, the edge is very good for a working blade, and after I learn how to - I am going to hone this to be like a scalpel. I would also caution anyone who is looking to get into this, to get yourself a good bokken (my next purchase from here is the one made by Cold Steel) and learn your swordcraft with it first. This thing is deadly if your not careful with it. As an example, I was in front of the bathroom mirror want to see how I looked holding, and I just gently tipped the blade down and chipped a hunk right out of the porcelain! And it DID NOT damage the edge in any way! I can just imagine what it will do to some tatami mats or bamboo once I get my hands on some. For now it's only brought out for show - I can't wait to get my bokken nowl! The only downside is the sheath. While it is well made, it fits very loose - so I will be upgrading to something better in the future.
4 out of 5
Philly 'burbs
Mar 23, 2012
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Very good sword for the money
Overall, I think this sword is a very good value for the money. The fit and finish was very good, except for the habaki (brass part which encircles the blade near the hilt), which could have been polished better. The fuller has a consistent mirror finish. The handle scales are well fitted to the tang. The habuki fits nicely into the throat of the scabbard; there is very little rattle of the blade in the scabbard. The blade came sharp, but not shaving sharp. This is a sword, however, not a razor. The Tac Wak balances well for one or two hand use. I would definitely recommend this sword for someone searching for a low priced but well made Japanese styled sword, whether for decoration or use. It would also be a good choice for someone buying their first sword and unsure if this is something they want to invest much money in.
4 out of 5
Los Angeles
Oct 03, 2011
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Material, None
For this price it is a well made utilitarian product. It is simple and rather elegant. Since I am not a sharpening specialist nor a professional one, I don't know how much sharper you can get this blade. I hope it can be considerably sharper. I will give it to someone who can do the best job possible with the given material. Scabbard is really nice although I would prefere it to grab the blade more tightly. The laniard loop helps in this respect because it hooks onto the guard and keeps the blade "locked" in the scabbard.
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