Let’s get this straight: a USMC samurai sword? I don’t think so. This thing is just wrong, on so many levels…
First there’s the price. Thirty bucks does not a reliable sword procure. Then there’s the curiously straight-backed blade of this, uh, wakizashi? And then there’s the steel, which is purportedly AUS-6 of unspecified hardness. There are also those ridiculous serrations.
On a sword. Yeah.
All of the portents are bad here, but if my grim speculations haven’t convinced you of anything, take a look at the disappointed (or disgusted) purchaser reviews. One Marine is outraged that his beloved USMC Ka-Bar would be parodied by such a shoddy and shameless blade. Even the happier reviewers concede that this blade is too weak to be used as a machete, or swung at anything full-force.
Thirty bucks can put a half-decent folder in your pocket, or even a functional no-frills machete. If you try to stretch those dollars to buy a sword, they’ll stretch thinner than the blade on this piece of junk.