Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cold Steel Warrior Wakizashi
Great service Knife Center! Got a promptly delivered, excellent example of CS's Warrior Waki from blade tip to end of handle, very sharp, excellent craftsmanship overall_completely satisfied_hope this is the usual consistent quality control & craftsmanship at the forge in China, being so i'd recomend Cold Steel's Warrior Series to any wanting this type of sword, whether a katana, wakizashi, or tanto. I use it for its intended purpose like the Samurais did (minus cutting humans to pieces, haven't had any violent home invaders haha). My SK-5 CS Gurkha Kukri Plus (from Knife Center) is excellently crafted too, & mine is razor sharp out of the box (beyond my expectation). This wakizashi handles very well for me & is a great cutter (not used for wood cutting though), very flexible, shock resistant blade, can whack it really hard, flat of the blade, on work table & feel its spring power, doesn't phase it, strong, highly bend resistant tang also _ & for me, 'fast as a frog's tongue' but a little POB blade heavy which gives it more 'clout'. If u want to swish & whip out a sword like Toshiro Mifune did, get the katana and/or the wakizashi & build up to it til u can whip it out fast as a frog's tongue w/rapid fire cuts to boot, & u won't need a pistol or shotgun if ur violently home invaded_ lol. Knife Center's the best in my books. Would have liked a few more specs, e.g., POB, Rc blade hardness, but w/Cold Steel's Japanese style swords that's no concern to me_i also have the CS Emporer Series Wakizashi, a five star example_was called Imperial Series when i bought it, can whip it around like a switchblade, fun to work with. These are among the best made.