Reviews and Ratings for CAS Hanwei Paul Chen Practical Wakizashi 20" Blade - SH2061

CAS Hanwei Paul Chen Practical Wakizashi 20" Bladerated 3.800 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)
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CAS Hanwei Paul Chen Practical Wakizashi 20 inch Blade

 

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CAS Hanwei Paul Chen Practical Wakizashi 20" Blade
rated 5 stars out of 5
Max
FL
Jul 23, 2020
Pros: Finish, Usable, Overall Quality, Blade Material, Materials
Cons: None
Great, will buy this brand again
Straight, very very sharp...should be priced higher...but I wont complain about that. Smooth cuts through mats...nice balance..very happy .
CAS Hanwei Paul Chen Practical Wakizashi 20" Blade
rated 5 stars out of 5
Kh
va
Sep 14, 2009
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Great sword
Just beautifully made! The fit and finish are wonderful. It's great to find a product like this available. Knifecenter is great to deal with.
CAS Hanwei Paul Chen Practical Wakizashi 20" Blade
rated 5 stars out of 5
Me
USA
Sep 14, 2009
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Nice Item
Paul Chen and company do a marvelous job with these swords. They are beautifully made and the fit and finish are striking. No one makes a more beautiful product.
CAS Hanwei Paul Chen Practical Wakizashi 20" Blade
rated 2 stars out of 5
Alex
Maryland
Jan 12, 2009
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Handle Material, Usable, Blade Material
For Cutting Soft Targets ONLY
First let's get this straight: Paul Chen Japanese Style swords are "practice" swords, NOT weapons. If you want a good edged weapon get a Ka Bar, or a Cold Steel Tanto, or even a Spyderco. This sword is very pretty, and it's even razor sharp. However, it is not going to be of much use to you in a sword fight. A five dollar machete would snap this thin sword in two, or at least take a huge piece out of the edge. The reason that these swords are sharpened is for one purpose: cutting rolled up tatami mats. If I had heeded these words my PC might still be in one piece. The way in which this sword does qualify as authentic, is that it's lightweight enough to be drawn and wielded in the traditional way. A Cold Steel Katana for instance, while a real weapon, is slightly too heavy for proper Iaido or Kendo. Also, for its intended cutting purpose (tamishigiri) its actually quite good. So overall I think it qualifies as a good product. But if you want something inexpensive that allows you to employ your Kendo skills for home or personal defense, Get a good hardwood Bokken. Seriously.
CAS Hanwei Paul Chen Practical Wakizashi 20" Blade
rated 2 stars out of 5
Bill M.
southern pennsylvania
Nov 05, 2011
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish, Blade Material
poor blade quality
As with the hanwei practical katana. The blade is quite thin and dull.