From The Deepest Depths Of Uselessness: Fake Ka-Bar Wakizashi

Image courtesy BudK

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.




  1. Jim Johnson says:

    LOL…Surely you jest.This junk is typical crap you see on The Bay & these creeps are ripping people off every day with relative impunity! Save your money.

  2. Sam L. says:

    Bud-K Specials–kinda like Saturday Night Specials…

  3. jwm says:

    30 bucks will get you 2 moras and cover shipping.

  4. Duncan Idaho says:

    Now go ahead and smack the flat of the blade against a table, show us what happens.

    1. supergrover says:

      it might look cool. that is, it might look cool behind a face shield and leather jacket

  5. Daniel says:

    I really, really hate the budk guys. I have to say though, without the serrations, that would make a nifty sword design…if it wasn’t AUS 6 and made of suck.

  6. Arod529 says:

    It is a ninjato, not a Samari sword, that is why it is straight.

    In other news, wtaf:

    Secret Agent Tactical Ninja Sword

  7. 2hotel9 says:

    Tractor Supply. Corn knife. ’nuff said.

  8. Skyler says:

    To be fair, the ka-bar as originally made was pretty much junk too.

    1. Jim Johnson says:

      Oh…Tell us more.

  9. If you could get the boys at Cold Steel to take this idea up, I would buy one with their track record of burliness.

    1. Chris Dumm says:

      Roger that; I’d be in line behind you with my credit card ready.

  10. Joe says:

    That is the coolest thing over.

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