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CAS Hanwei Paul Chen Tactical Katana 27-1/2" Blade, Kraton Handle (SH2462)

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Part Number: CISH2462
Manufacturer: CAS Iberia
Retail Price: $310.00
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CISH2462: Tactical Katana
CAS Hanwei

Hot on the heels of our incredibly popular Tactical Wak, the Tactical Katana has all of the same features and more! The Kat features a full-tang blade in 5160 high-carbon spring steel, plasma-coated for corrosion protection, and a checkered Kraton handle for a positive grip. The guard and the handle feature lanyard holes which, with the included ParaCord, provide a number of carrying options. The fiberglass scabbard construction eliminates water absorption and adds less than 10 ounces to the weight of the sword. With the accent on light and quick, one-handed operation is the norm but two-handed slashing power is available when needed.
  • Full Tang Contruction
  • 5160 Steel
  • Fiberglass Scabbard
  • Overall: 39-1/2"
  • Blade Length: 27-1/2"
  • Handle Length: 10-1/2"
  • Weight: 2 lb
  • Blade Steel: 5160
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 016514

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5 out of 5
Jul 22, 2014
A tool, not a wall hanger
To my amazement, I received the sword the day after I ordered it, although I noticed that it was mailed from the same state I'm in. Still, excellent. The way it was packaged was more than sufficient to protect the sword during shipping. Two rectangular foam pieces at each end keep the sword from touching the inside of the manufacturer's box, and that was inside another box with wadded paper padding. It was lighter than I expected. Yes, the handle would be better if the squared edges were a bit more rounded, but this doesn't bother me. This sword is made to be used, not hung on a wall, although you'll want to get rid of the paracord lanyard through the grip before cutting anything with it. I found the blade plenty sharp. I first tried a few gentle thrusts at the outer shipping box, which went in like I was punching butter. I then attacked the outer shipping box with two downward right to left cuts, which left clean cuts through the cardboard. I then attacked the manufacturer's box with the same, and again I had two very clean cuts. I then tried attacking the shipping box with my other sword, a sharpened Darksword Armory straight saber, and it knocked the box over rather than cutting it. This katana is the best attempt yet at applying modern materials and processes to sword making. Contrary to what one reviewer said, the blade is not rust-proof. It still needs periodic cleaning and oiling, just less of it. I was never a fan of the braided grips on katanas because some would work loose and others would get grimy from my sweaty hands. I love that the scabbard is fiberglass and not wood/leather; mine really holds the sword in place, even when turned upside down. And please don't buy this if you're thinking to use it as a machete and expecting the blade to remain sharp. If you want to chop brush and branches, get a $20 machete. That's what they're made for. Very sturdy construction, impressive, and a steal at $210 shipped.
5 out of 5
Mar 26, 2012
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Tactical katana
Ive wanted a katana for a long time but didnt want a wall hangar and also didnt want to spend $500+ for a funtional sword, I saw this at a shop and instantly loved it, the blade has a nice polish on it, though lacking a hamon its still a very very atrractive blade. the blade isnt super sharp but it came sharp enough to cleanly slice a piece of paper, the sword is sharpest at the point and then after about 10" it gradually gets a little duller untill the grind starts just about a half inch after the hilt. The handle is a little on the square side it would be nice if it had more of an oval shape to it, although a few minutes with a dremel will fix that. All in all a great sword for a great price. if your a traditionalist this isnt for you, If you want a functional katana that wont cost a whole lot this is perfect. out of the box I cut a few of those hard cardboard packing tubes and 3 pieces of 1/2" hemp rope hanging up, so absolutely functional and absolutely great looking.
3 out of 5
hong kong
Mar 21, 2012
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Usable, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Does the job. But not amazing.
So here's some pros and cons: Pros: *seems weather resistant *spring steel allows the blade to snap back into place if bent *fiberglass saya * cleanable *"tactical" utilitarian design * It can cut somewhat. * Decent price. Does the job. * Light. * Usable. Cons: *After a week, the blade is quite loose from the saya. *Unable to take apart. *Blade is too thin for my taste. Seems too delicate to do heavy machette work. *It is not very sharp out of the box. But still somewhat sharp. Must be sharpened for a better effect. *the metalic part on the handle seems somewhat pointless. *The bo-hi is unnecessary. * It would be better if the handle was more of an ovular grip for more comfortable holding. *You won't be able to clean the part at the where the bo-hi meets the habaki. If there's contaminated substance inside there, it will be hard to get rid of.
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