Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Thoughts on Condor's new Katana?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Northport, Alabama, United States
    Posts
    12

    Thoughts on Condor's new Katana?

    I'm curious what your thoughts are on this sword? It doesn't hit the market for another month or so, but I got to hold one briefly at the Atlanta Bladeshow this year, and it was balanced well and seemed to be structurally solid. The non-traditional design wont be for everyone, but I like it.

    The pricepoint is low so I'm thinking about ordering one to try out. Any reason why I shouldn't? I've heard good things about Condor's machete's and knives, maybe their swords would be good too for the price?


    http://www.condortk.com/productos-de...to=15&cat=31#x
    Name:  60903_3.jpg
Views: 627
Size:  69.1 KB



    TECH SPECS

    BLADE MATERIAL:5.0 MM -1075 HIGH CARBON STEEL
    BLADE FINISH: POLISHED
    HANDLE: WALNUT WITH TEXTURED GRIP
    SHEATH:SACABBARD: WALNUT WITH WRAPED PARACORD

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Buckinghamshire, England
    Posts
    2,761
    Ummmmm, well aside from being very untraditional it just looks incredibly ugly to me and I see nothing that I like in it at all.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Järvenpää, Finland
    Posts
    3,241
    I see absolutely no reason I would ever own one, but tastes differ. I also wouldn't use it for anything given the million metal pegs, as having even one of those in a katana-type construct is a bad idea.
    Certified nerd; if you need an Excel sheet or an AutoCAD drawing done, just drop me a PM!

  4. #4
    Please post a review if you do - always interesting to learn about new swords.

    I've nothing against the tacti-cool look, I just see this as a modern take on an old design for contemporary uses [back-yard cutting, clearing brush, submitting reviews of, home defence and maybe sword forms]. I heard negative reviews of the condor tactana as being poorly balanced, but I've not handled one. Not sure how I feel about a wood 'grip', even a textured one; If the wood's not to thick then it might want a wrap of some kind. Still, for 200 dollars, let us know..
    Know ye that in some nightmare region I will always be a professional soldier

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Grenoble, France
    Posts
    713
    Quote Originally Posted by Timo Qvintus View Post
    I see absolutely no reason I would ever own one, but tastes differ. I also wouldn't use it for anything given the million metal pegs, as having even one of those in a katana-type construct is a bad idea.
    Hi Timo, those aren't pegs, those are pins, the sword is a true full tang construction (like a knife). So while aesthetics, harmonics and balance are unknowns, this construction is much stronger than a traditional katana, because the handle is basically a solid slab of 5mm/30mm steel sandwiched between two wood slabs.

    Now, from the realmof tactical swords, I think I'd preffer a Paul Chen, it's less ugly and they have more experience with swords than Condor.
    Last edited by Bogdan M.; 08-08-2016 at 11:42 AM.
    Against ignorance, gods themselves struggle in vain.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •