Wicked Swords

by Chris Peoples
(Greeley Co)

Hi Paul.

Question, I'm sure you have heard of Wicked Swords. Liking the looks of the red katana. Though seen a few reviews but still cautious. What do you know and are they worthy?

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A newcomer, but same old same old..
by: Paul

Actually, I have not heard of this company - but they look like another seller jumping on the 'direct from China' bandwagon..

Even though the address is in the USA, the swords are sent by EMS - which is what China uses to ship their swords. So they are basically a reseller of either Handmadeswords.com or Ryanswords.com - neither of which have a very good reputation.. :-(

Pricing is VERY high comparatively, yet the fittings are zinc alloy, which is unsuitable for a cutting sword but fine for a wall hanger. Other issues that jump out to be is non-alternating ito on the handles (so they may well unravel quickly)

Then there is some mistruths, such as statements like "The blade is made of High Carbon Steel which has been folded 13 times to create 8192 layers for superior strength and flexibility" which is utter balderdash..

And the fact that they are not upfront about where the swords are shipped from rings some alarm bells.

There are much better and more honest options out there, personally I would avoid.

Does not know there made in Canada!
by: Eric B

The company has great reviews on there website this is the only negative comment I have seen anywhere. Your comments about the layers is just stupid!!! You fold the steel to make to make a quality katana . Why is it so hard for you to believe the steel is folded 13 time ! Do you have any proof that anything they state is balderdash?
Maybe you should try a thing called RESEARCH !I am waiting for my wicked sword to arrive so I will come back and make a real review when it arrives next week.
Truly Eric B
Ps I bet they make a great sword

by: Paul

Umm, okay..

I don't find it hard to believe a sword can be folded 13 times - my issue was with their statement that folding results in 'superior strength and flexibility' - which is utter nonsense..

If you doubt this, please double check about folded steel and Katana, why it was done originally, and why it is NOT needed now as modern crucible steel is VERY pure (pretty much perfect) while Japanese steel was close to 'pig iron' and NEEDED to be folded to TRY and get impurities out..

You do NOT need to fold modern steel to get impurities out as they are NOT there in the first place anymore, and so by folding, you actually INCREASE the odds of the sword having a fatal flaw unless it is done by someone VERY experienced.

All in all, I stand by my comments - there are better deals out there..

Good or Bad?
by: TP Nolan

I own two of the Red Folded 1065 Damascus swords from them. I only ordered one but a misunderstang with the wrong custom Tsuba. When I spoke with they're company Representative he informed me that the would build me a completely new sword for no extra charge and that I could keep the original! I have NEVER delt with such good customer service in my life, seriously no BS, I stand by that statment.Since I had two,it only made sense to put one to some good practical use. This thing was a beast. I cleanly cut through several 2-3 inch thick trees. It had no problem holding up to usage that exceeds its intended purpose. I am extremely happy with my purchase and I would not hesitate to use it with full confidence. Also, you can customize your sword any way you would like. That includes steel material, fittings,fixtures, and wrap. All in all my experience has been nothing short of completely satisfactory. I would proceed with confidence when it comes to Wicked Swords.

by: CanadianExpert

The comment by Eric B, is ludicrous. He said all the comments on "their" website are positive. Ever think they are ONLY posting positive and not any negative feedback? Don't be so naive. I have personally bought many swords, both for personal and business use. I have graded and authenticated 1000's of swords in my career. I have seen a few swords from wicked swords. And the swords I've seen do not stand up to their statements. They were made in China. And the metal being folded 13 times wasn't folded at all on the one I saw. It wasn't even the right steel they claimed. The fittings were at best mediocre. The 3 swords I saw from them were bought for $900 Canadian. They were appraised at $160. The company could not explain to me where the swords were made or where they came from, other than a company located in China, " that has techniques of sword making". ( Their exact words) . Beilive me or don't, it doesn't matter to me. But there are better and REAL samurai and ninja swords out there. Always go by price.... Nobody would sell an actual professionally made samurai sword that took a long time to make ( which the actual ones do) and sell them for a couple or three hundred dollars. Think about it. All this company sells are trinkets for the wall.

Katana folding
by: Anonymous

Actually, you are partly correct. It is true that in centuries past, steel was not pure in its mined form. For this reason primarily, they folded the steel many times. There is conjecture about how many times. It was usually only 12-15 times folded. If folded any more than 15 times, the metals would loose all carbon in the steel, and become a softer steel not worthy of saving your own life. Today’s metals are much more pure and so the folding is not necessary. Folding created the hamon line which showed the different layers after the blade was sharpened.

Fake Comments on their website
by: Mr B

Ordered a sword from their site and got an email saying it will take 3 weeks to get it delivered when the production time is only one week. They use EMS which I agree with Paul that merchants use to post from China.

Now the funny bit, above comment from Eric B looks like a positive one and I am not surprised why... because he is the guy who email me when I ordered the sword. Defending his own business by chatting shiiit pretending a customer.

Stay away from this company...

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