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This imitation Bamboo Zatoichi Ninja sword combines the traditional katana blade shape with the ever popular sword cane design. It appears to be an oriental walking cane made of bamboo, but conceals a secret 27 1/4" carbon steel blade inside! It makes a great home decor item!
I got this katana in a mystery sword box. The bamboo is veeeerry green and nothig like the pictures shown. It was also dull and the scabbard was cracked at the bottom.
Bought this for a hiking staff. Have another Tomahawk sword that was given to me by a student. They are coast effective (aka, cheap) swords. For $30 bucks I'm only complaining that it is dull as hell, more of a laito sword than anything. I do like it and will take it with me on field trips. I did sharpen it and am very happy with my purchase.
Super fast shipping! Thanks, Budk! The sword is cool but needs to be sharpened if you plan on using it for protection or defense. I’m pleased with it overall.
I bought it use as a hiking stick and since I am only 5'4" it works pretty good for that ,if you are taller it probably won't fit.However the sheath is soft and is starting to crack at the opening .I put a rubber tip for a chair on it to protect the end and this works well .I hated the ugly green color but paint is sold everyday and everything I buy I tend to customize in some way .All in all I have been pleased with this item and it is well worth the money as a project to customize and make your own.
This is a nice hidden ninja blade in a fairly believable fake bamboo carved wooden stick. The blade is Marked "XL1086 carbon steel" "Handcrafted in China" and "Tomahawk USA" (1086 is a standard carbon steel, I have no idea what "XL" means) The color came more green than yellow, not much like the picture. It is fine with me, but I should mention it in case yellowish green doesn't go with your decor. To me It doesn't look much like a walking cane , but in propped in the corner in a vase with a fake cherry blossom branch, it passes for a decoration. If used as a cane,The wood is soft, and with no tip protection it would wear down quickly. You might be able to get a rubber tip for it. Even then, it is too long for a cane, too short for a walking stick. The biggest disappointment is that my trusty magnet says that is is nowhere near "full tang" as described. I would say it has a 4 1/2 to 5 inch tang in an 11 1/2 inch handle, which is less than half tang, and with no visible means of attachment, it is probably just glued in. I paid extra to have initials engraved, and they are a nice large size, but very lightly laser etched and not easy to see unless you get the light just right. As everyone else mentions, it has an edge, but sharp more like an ax, sharpened at 40 degrees, instead of sharp like a knife, sharpened at 15 degrees. I am sure it could be sharpened if you have the proper equipment, or lots of time and a big diamond file.
This is the very 1st sword I've ever gotten. But, unfortunately, I'm returning it b/c of 3 reasons: 1 - The blade is duller than a butter knife. I cut my hand a bit trying to sharpen it. 2 - The bamboo sheath cracked. The sheath is so weak that I used is as a walking stick for less than a minute & it already looks like I traveled miles with it. 3 - The stick is too short. I can barely use it as a hiking stick & it would only take someone with a little bit of weapons knowledge to point this fake stick out. It was pretty fun playing with it. I chopped a couple of little branches, sliced a potato, & whacked a squash in 1/2. But still, meh.
I recently got one of these swords and I love it. The only thing about it is it isn't sharp at all. Other than that it is everything they claim it to be I love it.
I bought two Zatoichis for defensive weapons to put around the house. The bamboo blends right in and no one notices them at all. I like the fact that the Katana blade is not that sharp. If someone breaks into our home, it will hurt more!
I had this sword the total of 1 day and the paint on it began to flake and fall off. I feel bad to write a review like this cuz budk has been good to me so far. It was also dull where when I read the description it said sharp.
I have been collecting swords far over 15 years and was excited to purchase the bamboo However How ever when I received it I was very un-happy. The bamboo was not real bamboo and the blade was not sharp as razor like the add stated. I spent over 3 hours hand sharpening the blade and I still have along way to go. I did not return it because it looks like bamboo and I spent to much time sharping it, so I will keep it. BUDK needs to correct their add in the catalog so people will get what they purchase. This is the first product I received from BUDK that I had a problem with.
This sword was quite a surprise in quality of blade(you might want to make it sharper),and especially the composite wood sheath,which is superbly fitted and molded,and of very durable construction.Would have expected a much higher price for this high level of quality!Very pleased!
I must say that I have loved everything that I have gotten from BUDK. The Ninja Sword was no exception. For a walking stick it is great. And the ninja Sword was better quality than I hoped for. If you like knives and Swords Then BUDK's is the place to shop, and the prices can't be beat. I just wish that I had more money to spend. I will be back to buy more whenever I can.
The sword arrived quickly and intact. Overall it's very different, nice blade, nice weight and handle is wide for a full grip. I just feel the actual bamboo casing could have been more thinner like a walking stick. It's a bit wide overall in diameter and can make it difficult to store on a stand, etc.
Sword is alright as a display but it can be sharpened if desire so. It is not an authentic bamboo but an imitation from a wood composite of a sort to make it look like a bamboo. I received mine and once I pulled it out after a slight problem to being tightly placed inside and it was. The blade is bent towards the left and placing it back to the sheath which cracked the sheath at the top side of it. Overall...it is not a bad sword.
It's really good sword although the bottom that Got scratched up well using it for a Walkingstick is. but if you carry it straight Or attach strings attached to your back it looks really cool sort
This is a nice sword cane overall. I would recommend it. And as an experienced swordmaker, I might point out to customers: a blade does not have to be razor sharp to do damage. So forget your "zombie" fantasies. Do you really need to take the limbs off someone to protect yourself. My only problem with this weapon is that the handle diameter is a bit large and I would prefer oval to round. Otherwise, it's very good.
For the price, this is a very good sword. It's very well balanced and has nice weight to it. The one this is, it came VERY DULL and it took great effort on my part to produce a sharp edge on it. If that does not bother you, than you are about to buy a great sword.
First it looks nothing like bamboo, but it is very durable... It's a great sword for beginners because it is very dull out of the box!!!!! It took me over 30 minutes to sharpen it to get a better edge on it, but like I said before its a great sword for beginners looking to hone their skills to use a real sword!!!!!
This was a gift. Not only did it ship quickly, the receiver was very happy with the item, totally worth it!
The blade is adequate for suprise self defense purposes. However, the green wood looks nothing like real bamboo. It's an okay length for a walking stick.
I bought this for the shear novelty. I am very impressed with the craftsman ship. The sheath fits so well that you cannot see the seam. It has a tight fit, and fits well. There is no need to fight sheathing. You will need to sharpen it. I have no experience sharpening swords, but that is a skill I need to pick up before the zombies come.
Very nice piece to be added to my collection. At first it appears to look like bamboo, but a closer look, it mooks more like wood that was carved to look like bamboo. Either way, awesome idea, and a very nice piece to have!
I got this over a year ago. It is a lot of fun. For the price, a neat keepsake. If you like fun inexpensive novelties then get this. It's great! Nice strong stainless steel blade. My friends think it's cool.
Incredibly fast shipping...best I have ever seen. The green bamboo is unrealistic to be kind. The blade is not bad, and of average sharpness, but a bit brittle for me, and rattles loose inside the case which is damaging to the sword altogether. To put it bluntly as we say in Japan...it has no soul.
Somewhat disappointed, as the blade was not "razor-sharp" as advertised in the catalog. Also, the "bamboo" only slightly resembles real bamboo. It's still a nice piece and I am pleased for the most part.
Doesn't look like any bamboo I've ever seen. Locks tight, blade polished, sharp enough. Overall length a little long for me. Shipping incredibly fast. Ordered on Wed. rec'd Sat. I'm quite satisfied.
This sword is very nice looking. It came very fast. There's a few problems with it. One is they didn't finish polishing the blade. And the other is it came very dull like they never sharpened it. Sharpening it was no big deal. all in all I am happy with it for the money.
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