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if did not post here the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syePqzcTbQQ

Before anyone said anything, I was holding it under my arm by the handle with the blade facing down. The handle is almost as long as the blade so the blade was far away from my body.

Sword Specifications(taken from  coldsteel website)
Blade Length: 19"
Overall Length: 35 1/2"
Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
Weight: 33 oz
Blade Thickness: 2.8 mm
Handle: 16 1/2" Long Polypropylene
sheath not-included!
paid 26$ with free S&H on amazon

Well I was looking at getting at getting the Jubei Lion Dog Wakizashi for heavy cutting but I got cheap and got the cold steel two handed katana machete. overall this is a good weapon but all those that said(on youtube like zombie go boom) it as good as a battle ready katana(they start at 40+ and go up) it really not.  the cold steel two handed katana machete  is in the same class as the Chinese dadao and German gro├čes Messer that it's not a  sophisticated  sword but an agricultural tool that wield by people of larger stature and physical strength it can give you  considerable slashing and chopping power. the blade kind of light and thin so it take a little more force then a Wakizashi to cut things.

As i said in my video it really easy to sharpen and i used a very cheap Aluminum Oxide 2 Sided  stone (one side is  really coarse grit and other side is a little  finer  grit) to sharpen it and if you have sharpen a machete before then you know how to sharpen this. I spent about 30 mins sharping (10 passes on the coarse  and 30 on the fine side) and it got really sharp

the blade has a black  baked-on coating but  comes off just a little everytime you use or clean it but even after heavy use the balde is still black,I guess it just the extra piant comeing. It's also really easy to throw like a spear if that what you want. the tip on this weapon  penetrates  most targets like a spear so i guess it a tanto spear point


One last thing on the blade is that it's very durable and will not bend at all (i tried to bend it and even with my full body weight into i could not. I am 165 LB).

The handle, which said cold steel on it and has a lanyard hole on the bottom, is very long and give this weapon a weird feel when you use it. It feels like it should be a long weapon or like you are useing a pole arm like a scythe or a nagamaki. Some people say the handle on it is too smooth and plain and on the point of being plain it is but it's really not all that smooth. I used it a lot and had no problems with it but i did add some black electrical tape for extra grip were i grip it at and add some pink shoe strings on the top grip because i liked the look.

Now when it come it ok sharp but after a few use it needs sharping and after you sharpen it the 1st time you get a real machete sword. I used it on wood both hard and soft, 1gal milk and hard High C jugs, and just about every target i could find. It well balance for one handed use but it works best with 2 hands. I not sure if i left anything out but if i did just ask.

to sum it: it's not a katana or a  Wakizashi and on it size it falls closer to a CHISA KATANA and because of its long handled you have to wear this thing across your back. To me it's the best pick of all the cold steel 2 handed machetes and makes a cool machete sword.   I like short swords and it does everything a better sword could do but it's so long!! I love short swords and that what I am used to using, something that i could carry on my belt. If the zombies did come yeah i would pick this as my back sword but i would grab my other short sword for my belt.

i give it the princess luna seal of approval


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You son-of-a-bitch....you didn't even give those bottles a chance to defend themselves, or that shrub!  You animal!

However, I think the Brony World League would approve of your handle wrap.  Support Pink.    Michon probably wouldn't go for it, but, eh...

I just re-watched the Road Warrior last week, and after seeing that blade of yours, I thought "Man, that'd fit right in with the raiders."

I'd take that bad boy down to a local knife shop and have them grind it to lethal levels and then redo your tests and see how it compares...bet it'll slice like butta.   Are there any sheaths for that thing?  By the company or through other vendors.

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thank you and it really sharp already.  I was cutting 2'' diameter  tree branches  cleanly with it the other day(you just have to use more force then i was useing in my video). as for the sheaths on amazon that have the back sheath cold steel makes for 10$ + S&H. i just used a baseball bag for my back sheath , i paid 1$ for it used.

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Helling, not bad. I like a little shorter blade maybe 14-16 inches. I also like a one handed grip so, I have a free hand for a another item like a firearm. I've trained to use a saber and revolver on horse back so, it does matter.

I like machetes and I have a few, one a 1942 army model but that one is like new and is for my reenacting events for show. The other two are real cheap ones from Harbor Freight. I clipped the end off one of them to a near V end to shorten it a little. I know the biggest problem with these are they are very light weight, thin and will take a lot more power to use. My idea is to save weight and have something on a pack. The sheaths these two came with are crap nylon so, I made my own from PVC pipe.

 

 

There are more videos as well, even one for machetes.

I really like these PVC sheaths as they are cheap to make from left overs, light weight and some what strong enough to hold up. They can be painted however you like as well. I did have one probem and it's when you bend over the part for the belt loop. I broke off the first one so, I just took off the loop from the nylon one it was cut up already anyway and I used chicago screws to attach it to what was left above the opening. Later on my next one I just cut up some old nylon straps I had and used it the same way. One other problem I had was making the fit tight enough to hold the blade in without a tie down. I heated up a spot on the back side and pressed on it with the butt end of a screwdriver to make a dimple tight enough to hold the blade in place.

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/home/department/hardware/1290-051.aspx 

Thanks for the info.

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