Review of: Practical XL Katana
This is a beautiful katana with simple high-quality furnishings, and very nice fit, and finish. It has the impressive XL blade geometry and build design, for heavier duty tameshigiri, and the sword is very well-balanced for its size and weight. The blade that I received has a beautiful hamon, and is very sharp. The tsuka-ito came tightly wrapped, and with nice equal size diamond shapes tied into the handle ito. The saya is a really nice quality high-gloss black piano lacquered saya, with a nice fit around the habaki, and a quality sageo. The katana arrived well-packaged and was shipped and arrived very fast. Thank you again.
Reviewed by: Edward, June 22, 2023
Review of: Hanwei/ Tinker Training Longsword
I bought this along with a sharp. It is decent construction and a good entry into long sword training. I do not regret buying it.
Reviewed by: Daniel, December 28, 2022
Review of: Practical Plus XL Light Katana
I have collected a lotta swords (and stuff). but I did NOT have a real katana. For a collector, that's like collecting guns and not having an M1911 - it's almost morally wrong. So, when I happened to come into some extra cash AND MR offered their awesome Black Friday deal, I decided it was time! I wanted one I KNEW was meant to use, so I went for the "practical" line. There were four, and after comparing I went for the most expensive one... I wanted it to LOOK good too, and I also wanted the longer type with a typical handle length. I am sure fully pleased!! Just even looking at it, it was plain this was no-foolin' good steel, not some chromed crap...., and a big hunka hunka steel it is. Thick, hefty and sharp (in case you were wondering, as I was), but not out of balance. No loose fittings anywhere. Simple, but beautiful to the eye. It is exactly what I was looking for!
Reviewed by: Gordon, December 03, 2020