United Cutlery Samurai 3000 Katana Review

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RebeL fARmeR's review of United Cutlery Samurai 3000 Katana

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United Cutlery Samurai 3000 Katana

“Don't expect to cut anything with this sword, I tried...”

Written on: 26/05/2005 by RebeL fARmeR (4 reviews written)

Good Points
Looks awesome. Nice pointy tip, good for poking stuff. Looks great in OR out of scabbard, good for putting on display. All steel, no cheap plastic. Unique

Bad Points
Blade drags against the inside of the scabbard. Not a true Katana at all. Blade isn't very sharp. A touch heavy.

General Comments
Don't expect to cut anything with this sword, I tried slicing through cloth with it, no luck! This sword's useless for cutting things but PERFECT for acting as a gorgeous display piece. Don't bother sharpening it like I did, a few trips in and out of the aluminium scabbard and any sharp edge gets worn down, the blade drags on the inside of the scabbard as it travels, this causes no damage but it blunts it. The blunt blade is a blessing in disguise as you can play with the sword, swing it around, have fun with it but you won't get cut or seriously damage anything in the process. The tip of the blade is lovely and pointy, great for casual day-to-day poking of inanimate objects. The handles are 100% machined steel and the blade is made of top-quality 420 J2 stainless steel. It seems a little heavy to me but it's my first sword so I can't compare. When swinging it around it can be a bit painful as the machined metal handle has some cruel corners, you may break a few capillaries in your palms. As for the style, it looks great, very futuristic, well made, it has a style of its own that you won't get on any other sword (apart from the Neo Assault Katana which seems to be just a cheap rip-off). If you want a traditional Japanese Katana, DO NOT buy this sword, if you want a good cutting sword, DO NOT buy it... If you want a gorgeous, hot hot hot one-of-a-kind sword to add to your collection: BUY IT

I'm glad I bought mine!!!

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Naymless's Response to RebeL fARmeR's Review

Written on: 01/07/2005

are you serious, because i just bought a samuria 3000 sword and the only reason i bought it is because the website i bought it from said it was fully functional and could cut through anything. Well... I guess I have to return it when it arrives.

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220467_Karjanainen's Response to RebeL fARmeR's Review

Written on: 11/12/2005

Are you guys nuts?! You're talking about stainless steel wallhanger! This sword is no good for anything else than being a display piece! It has ridiculously small tang, and it is held together with a piece of plastic. There has been many accidents with this sword, and I don't recommend buying swords like this.
<br>http://forums.swordforum.com/. register there and get familiar with proper katanas!

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Rebel Farmer's Response to RebeL fARmeR's Review

Written on: 19/07/2005

Hmm, that's interesting! Who knows, maybe my blade was badly ground or something. Be assured that I meant exactly what I said: My blade was SERIOUSLY blunt and would only chop little slits into the box... But then again, how long's a piece of string? How sharp is sharp? My idea of sharp is RAZOR sharp, it depends on your individual requirements. To conclude; in my opinion, the Samurai 3000 sword has a weak cutting edge. Either it was a factory "dud" or I'm just demanding too much from a display sword, who knows?
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<br>Well, if you're happy with it then that's good!
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<br>Regards
<br> Rf

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Naymless's Response to RebeL fARmeR's Review

Written on: 18/07/2005

Well of course it didn't cut through cloth that's its a sword not a pair of scissors. I have the same sword and the first day it came in the mail I was able to cut the box it came in with ease.

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