The Classic Crane Tsuba Handmade Samurai Katana is a self-defense sword inspired by the weapon used by ancient Japanese warriors with elite status or the Samurai. Ace Martial Arts Supply has took a great deal of time in getting every detail of the Samurai katana, even going as far as having forged it using the hands which is pretty similar to the technique used during the early times.
This self-defense sword has an overall length of 40 inches. Its blade alone is 28 inches and made with high carbon blade. Then, it features an intricate dancing crane design in its tsuba or guard.
Handmade Samurai Katana Self-Defense Sword Advantages
The self-defense sword has a very long blade that will provide its user a great reach. This is perfect in taking on opponents who are only armed with short-range weapons such as knives. Then, this will give the wielder a good fighting chance even against enemies holding machetes.
The tsuka or the handle of the katana also offers a good grip which is another important feature since it helps prevent slippage and it enhances the precision of the attacks of the user as well. In addition, the hands are well-protected from accidentally slipping into the blade due to its masterfully made guard.
For being around a $50 dollar self-defense sword, the Handmade Samurai Katana has a good slicing power. It can make a short work of plastic bottles, cardboards and shrubs. So, if this is used against the skin, expect its cuts to be serious and fatal especially when it hits major veins, arteries or organs.
Handmade Samurai Katana Self-Defense Sword Disadvantages
The blade of this self defense sword has the tendency to chip off or get dented when used with force against a very hard surface like stone, concrete or thick metal. So, be very careful when using it to parry strikes against weapons made with any of the things mentioned.