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Condor Tool & Knife CTK500-20.8HC Tactana Sword 20-7/8" Carbon Steel Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: CN500208HC
Manufacturer: Condor Tool & Knife
Retail Price: $209.98
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CN500208HC: Tactana Sword
Condor Tool & Knife
  • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
  • Blade Finish: Black Textured Powder Coating
  • Handle: Micarta
  • Sheath: Handcrafted Welted Leather
  • Design by Joe Flowers
  • Code: 61303
  • Stock #: CTK500-20.8HC
  • Blade Length: 20-7/8"
  • Overall Length: 30-3/4"
  • Thickness: 5.0 mm
  • Weight: 2.95 lbs.
  • Made in El Salvador

UPC Code: 7417000540021

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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Graham, Tx.
Aug 05, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Beefy little sword
Good ol' Condor quality. Very sharp right out of the box. Just the right size for chopping brush and weeds here in Texas. The sheath is heavy duty like most Condor leather work. The handle is substantial and feels natural in the hand(s). I don't see the balance issue that others have mentioned. This is a serious tool, not a collector's item. The only reason not to give it a 5 star is that the sheath is not a very snug fit.
5 out of 5
Andrew D
May 12, 2015
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Weight
best sheaths in the business
I have a regular katana and the big difference between the two is where the weight is. A regular katana has most of the weight towards the front which adds power to the swing. The CTK Tactana has a lot of weight on the handle, specifically from the tsuba (hand guard) which is at least as thick as the blade and without any large holes in it. The lack of blade weight is kinda odd to me and I can't see the advantage of a heavy handle. The tsuba is glued to the handle and I see no way of removing it. I think Condor should add a nice design to the tsuba (like you see on most swords) and this will help with the weight. I'm not nearly a sword expert, so I can't say that the weight is an issue, just an observation. I did, however, almost cut the free standing and empty box (that it came in) completely in half. People have mentioned that the sheath is flimsy. I disagree. If you hold by either end with the sword removed and the flat side facing down, it will not even bend. You have to apply pressure to it to do so. I mean this is a Condor freaking leather sheath. IT IS GOOD....and so is the rest of this sword. Beautiful.
5 out of 5
Toronto, Canada
Nov 12, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
ninja's unite
Let me just point out that this was purely a man toy purchase as I don't do martial arts and have no real world use for this other than acting immature in front of a mirror, that being said I'm impressed with the sword, this is not a 30 inch plus samurai katana , this is modeled after the smaller swords used by the ninja , using a measuring tape won't do it justice as it looks and feels much longer than the description. The handle is indeed oval shape like previously mentioned by a reviewer, I like the handle but I would of preferred a wood version of this sword both for esthetic reasons and pricing. The sheath is where I'm disappointed, it's perfectly usable and screams of condor quality when it comes to sheath materials and overall build but I can't stand leather dyed black... y hide the beauty and expense of natural leader by making it black???(this is purely personal taste ). Before I end the review I must WARN the readers that this is not a mall katana toy, it might be in the same price point but at the end of the day this is indeed a sword quality piece and should be treated accordingly , if used recklessly it might cause great harm to the user or bystanders . Now all I want is for Joe Flowers to design a 30 inch plus version ( with wood handles and undyed veggi tanned leather sheath plz plz plz)
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