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The 1942 Combat Sword is inspired by the trusty weapon US Marines carried during World War II. Paying homage to the original, "US 1942" is delicately etched into its 19 3/4" black-coated AUS-6 stainless steel tanto blade. The historically faithful, 27 1/2" overall design is accented with a matching guard and end cap, and a handsome, easy-grip stacked leather handle. A black nylon sheath with belt loop and shoulder strap is included. A beautifully crafted tribute to the Marines who fought and died in Europe and the Pacific in WWII, the 1942 Combat Sword makes an especially thoughtful, heartfelt gift for Marines, WWII veterans, sword and knife collectors, history buffs, WWII/military scholars and anyone who appreciates fine engineering and quality craftsmanship.
I haven’t tried to chop wood with it but it feels balanced & solid, great piece for the money
I am very pleased with this replica sword for the price. It's pretty well made, flexible, durable due to the AUS 6 steel and fairly sharp. Feels balanced and good in the hand with the stacked leather handle. The sheath seems to be well made too. Another great deal from BUDK.
Blade is simple and clean. I bought it for a Marine friend. It will be a display piece and for the price looks great.
This product exceeds my expectations, especially for the price! It's a great sword, historically accurate, and is very solid! I was expecting something cheaply made that looks decent but this sword is very good, feels great in my hands. I bought it as a display item and novelty, I doubt it'll perform well to chop down trees (duh). It almost makes me want to go back into battle - almost!
I purchased this sword to hang on a wall for decoration and for that purpose is made very well. It's not meant to cut wood or use as a real weapon, it's too unwieldy. It is a cool sword to display and goes well alongside a Ka-Bar knife.
reading alot of these reviews I can tell that yall ain't the brightest sort. maybe if you stopped using the thing to split logs like an axe it would stop breaking?
Rather ironic that such a nice Marine version of a Kiridashi should exist. I am very pleased with mine. The scabbard, not so much.
I love this small sword! it came as described. it came sharp not razor sharp but sharp. though I wont be using it. I will keep it as is. thanks
looks great, feels great, and is at a great price. not razor sharp, but i can fix that. held up very well against everything i threw at it, even the dreaded bois d'arc. no complaints. once again TS delivers on quality and with speed with this sword. love it. HIGHLY recommend
Surprising sword here! I bought it just for a display piece in my shop, but I'm impressed with the fine finish and quality appearance. Great price, too! I had it engraved and that came out perfect! Thanks!
the sword just came in i havent put it to the test yet because im a bit nervous but it is in great condition and it looks badass. so gonna get more stuff from this site. thank you budk yall rock
This is one of the best swords I've ever seen for under $30. It's razor sharp out of the box. (I just cut myself on the serrated teeth today) It can take more abuse than some other swords I've seen, though I still only recommend it for light brush work and self defense. Only complaint is the length. The picture looks like it's as long as a standard katana, but it's actually a lot shorter than I expected. Still for $30 you can't go wrong.
I got 2 of these as an early birthday present for my husband, and he loves them. delivered super quick, and they are really neat. he hasn't tried really using them as of yet, but I feel like they will hold up nicely. THANKS BUDK!
I really like this and it's definitely wickedly sharp! I just wonder if this was an actual military weapon because when I did a search of USMC weapons I could find no mention of it. Still glad to have it in my collection!
This sword is amazing, it is easy to practice with, it came already sharp for cutting.I Love it,and it is easy to handle. As soon as I got mine I had to break it in.
Are you kidding me?! This sword is 30 bucks and awesome. When I got mine my friend liked it so much I gave it to him and ordered myself another one. The metal is super corrosion resistant, though a bit soft. Sharpens easy with an AccuSharp.
THE UPS DUDE WAS HERE TODAY WITH MY ORDER FROM BUDK . I WAS SUPRISED WHEN I OPENED THIS BOX . I'M NOT INTO SWORDS , HOWEVER , AFTER PURCHASING THE USMC KNIFE , I HAD TO HAVE THIS TO GO ALONG SIDE OF IT . I AM VERY PLEASED WITH PRODUCT . IT SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS ! IF YOU ARE HESSITANT ... GET ON !
Thanks again. You Guys are Great every thing I have gotten Has Passed What I Thought it would be. Thanks DAFOXE1
I recently purchase the US1942 Sword with Sheath. I found it was similar the Marine Corp K-Bar in design and quality. This well balanced sword not only looks the part of WW2 military history its well balanced and of very nice quality for the price. Serving in Desert Storm I carried a Marine Corp K-Bar, this has the look and feel of such weapon only on a larger level. Well worth the price. Anyone that has a war room would find this a welcome addition.
This is better than we expected. The Sword is very sharp, but the sheath could have been of leather, rather then woven nylon. Still it's one of a kind and we are sure it won't last too long for sale! Get it while you can! Peace!
I have this sword and LOVE IT - you can not come close to the quality on this sword for the money anywhere! The sheath is not up to par but they have to skimp somewhere to get to these prices. THe sword alone is worth double the selling price. Goes great on the wall with my Ka-Bar collection! Thanks BudK
I bought this sword for my Dad as a Christmas present because he was a Marine. When it came the retention snap was broken out so I called Bud K and they sent me a replacement and a shipping label to send the defective one back? I don't know how well it will hold an edge and it don't matter because I bought this as a collectors item and my Dad will never use it it is a conversation piece. I am very happy with this purchase and with Bud K for the fast way when I called ant told them what was wrong the got me another one right out to me.
Great looking sword for not much money. Plan on making a leather sheath for it someday. I really like the leather stacked washer grip, the end wiggles a bit but it should be easy to tighten it up. Perhaps a little neatsfoot oil would swell the washers a bit. I like this sword a lot.
Excellent Short Sword for the Modern Day Swordsman not terrably sharp like a Katana but it can stand on its own in a fight, pretty soon I would like to buy matching pair for the two-sword style. I wish they made it without the serrations on the blade but, it isn't too bad.
I sort of expected this to be like one of those cheap stamped out "ninja swords" but this is a useful tool, capable of filing anti-foliage or anti-personnel roles. My only criticism is that it is difficult to re-sheathe, I believe due to the serrations, which may get get the belt-sander treatment. This is a Wazikashi length straight blade, but if you ever made a full length Katana and matching Tanto, I would buy them all, and have my own Marine-style Daisho! The perfect sword stand would be made from ammo crate wood! This is going to be my "trunk sword". I am a happy panda.
I liked this sword enough that I bought a second one. I then bought the USMC TANTO MACHETE to go with them. The sheaths were not anything to brag about, but what can you expect for the price? I am happy with my purchases.
Very happy with this purchase. This sword is solid, thick, and looks really cool. Makes a great companion piece to the Marine Tanto Machete. If you're on the fence about this one, buy it, you won't be disappointed.
The 1942 Leather Neck Sword is an excellent value. It is exceptional quality. The handle is stacked leather, similiar to the K bar knife that Marines have used for years. I highly recommend this for use and for collecters.
I was so happy when I got the notice this item was back in stock - I've been waiting forever! This is an awesome companion to the WW2 issue Marine Ka-Bar. The leather grip is just like the Ka-Bar (but longer, of course) and I can get two hands on it but guys with big mitts will find it a tad short. The blade is a little short and thin to be a good machete but who cares??? It's COOL!!! The sheath is ChiCom garbage but I'm thinking a matching brown Kydex sheath is the way to go with this baby anyways. :D Or maybe a custom WW2-stlye leather sheath? However you go, this is a great deal and did I mention it's just SUPER COOL?
Nice balance, comfortable weight, nice edge, & U can get a strong two hand grip on the hilt to make this a lethal weapon; well worth the price. The snap on the sheath was difficult to unsnap, but a little oil fixed it, as did oiling the blade made it easier to incase the blade into the sheath...as a compliment to this short sword I'd also purchase The 1942 Combat Fighter...
This blade was just too cool to pass up - and I'm glad I decided to get it. The K-Bar style stacked leather gives a good grip and the blade is thicker than I expected. It only took a bit of work with a stone and strop to put a very sharp edge on it and it has held its edge well. The serrated portion of the blade I could live without as it seems likely to wear the sheath and is of little use in my opinion. But, all things considered, this blade is a great value, functional and just looks too darn cool!
The sword has a little saw cut that catchs on the sheath. Other than that, Back 40- chop, water bottles-chop. Jim
Long overdue fusion of Marine Corps combat knife and Ninja "To" short sword. Length is ideal and the leather washer stacked grip is long enough for two handed techniques. Build quality and aparent strength are very good value for the money and it really came "Wicked Sharp".
Very pleased with this purchase. It's a good deal with a good price and on receiving the product I was pleasantly surprised by both craftsmanship and detail to its knife "counterpart"
I wanted one of these for some time. Finally I ordered one, and showed it to my Son-in-Law. He loved it, and since he was helping me with some projects I ordered another one and gave it to him. Thumbs up, and Semper Fi!!!!!
Needed a sturdy sword with, just right length, and handle to hold with sweaty hand, that would not slide past the guard. I purchased 2, "sight unseen" based on several quality items previously purchased, never been disappointed by your company. This takes a machete to next level by becoming a better defense with length, tanto point, hand guard that two hands can easily fit, as you stand your ground against any beast!
Very well made as its knife counterpart---looking forward to ordering 2 of these ;)!!!!!!!!
solid feel, no rattles, out of box edge leaves much to be desired, and as with all stainless, if its not sharp to start with, its hard to put a good edge on it as opposed to carbon steel which is easy.
the concept i love it, i always loved my kabar but it was stolen and there pretty expensive so havent replaced it yet, so i see this an absolutely loved this sword version. My only gripes are theres a big grinding swoop right in the middle of the back bone at the factory so it Does look flawed (but i imagine its not on all of them) and i dont get the feeling its super stout but i could be wrong? The handle is well made and the blade is very sharp it swipes through cardboard boxes easily and clean and wow especially the serrated section thats like beware sharp.....
This was the first sword I have ever gotten and it will always be one of my favorites. The blade did not come as sharp as I would have liked but that's okay because I was able to use my new sharpener I got with it. I know its not full tang but is still very well made and feels sturdy. I plan on joining the army pretty soon and If they will let me I will gladly carry this beautiful weapon with me into combat. Thanks budk I am guaranteed to have business with you in the future.
Great looking sword. Worth the price. Sharp blade. Only complaint is the safety strap broke very easily and the wood maakes your hands smell funny. Overall a great sword
Pretty short sword, quite a bit shorter than what I was hoping for, but that should be attributed to me not knowing how long 19-3/4 inches is. Very hard to chip but the black finish on the very point, but I've been abusing it alot and it has held up well. I only have a few issues. The nylon sheath is falling apart from the serration and the leather strap on the handle has already fallen off. it would be nice if the sheath was at an angle instead of parallel to the leg. If you ignore the sheath or make your own this blade is 5/5, I only bring it down a star because of the sheath.
I love this sword, it has a US 1942 on the blade, KA-BAR looking handle, nice sharp blade. But the two things I don't like about it is I wanted a longer blade and a better sheath like leather or stronger material.
Blade was slightly bent and finish was chipped in a couple places but nothing I wasn't able by to touch up. Very solid piece overall and still quite pleased. I'm building a scabbard for it before displaying with my 1939 stamped Mosin Nagant 91/30 and GI styled 1911.
Wish it was a little longer, like a sword. It's only a little longer than a machete. Still nice for the price, and sharp! No regrets.
I didn't get this sword for use, so I can't tell you much there. I got it to add to my wall. It looks great there and has a good feel.
I got the sword for the same reason most of you will,it looks like the US military sword. But I have to complaints. One so its not as long as I was hoping for, into the swords not made in the United States. But other than that it's a great blade. One that I'm glad I got.
This sword has a good feel. It is a little light but, still good. Has a pretty sharp edge. I like the size of the handle, I have large hands and both fit well.
The sheath may not be the greatest, but the sword is a bargain. I like the length, not too short, not too long. I came with a nice edge and I like the feel of the stacked leather handle. Feels good in your hands.
This is a nice sword. It has a good balance, the blade is sharp, and I think it is well-designed except for one thing, it is about 18 inches too short. Overall, I like it.
This is a very cool item. It looks great and the quality is excellent for the cost. You cannot expect to go out and chop down trees with this. It isn't a $300 dollar machete, it's a cool sword that would be completely functional as a self defense weapon or a collectable.
I just Received My WWII Soldier sword in the mail... I like the blade design, the handle looks great.. I tried the blade on a shoe box and it looks like it cuts with a blunt force style, the tip easily slides through a box with very little force applyed.. I think i'll keep it !
I bought this to go with all the other stacked leather handle knives I have. It is well made for the price. It came sharp but not ME sharp. It is light and very quick. I have cut some brush with it and know I had some bad hits. The sword did not break, or bend. Very good for the price. Get two and go crazy with one. It the most fun you will have for $30.
The sword its self is great, strong good weight and great edge. But it comes back to the sheath is crap, I will need to make a real one out of wood.
I too got this sword to go with my 'TRUE K-BAR'. The day that I received it I took it out to a palm tree that need some of the old palm frongs cut off and took a few wacks. The blade & handle held up, no bending or warping. But I didn't put a full swing on it either. In all not a bad sword for the price.
This is a good quality sword for the price. It is razor sharp out of the box. The blade is not thick enough to be used as a machete but it looks nice and would make a great combat weapon. The sheath is crap but that can be expected. Good product for the price.
I love this sword. It feels good in my hands and will look great on the nearmy M1 carbineand eventually, n M1 Garand. This blade also takes an ne edge and so, could as well as perty, y'all.
i love the idea, and feel good in your hands. But if kabar made this or united cut this sword would be killer. but the only thing is the cap and the guard wiggle a littel. The blade does not move, which make the sword do able. i havent tried cutting or chopping yet kinda worried. If it hold up im going to be stoked.
As a retired Army officer, I was pleasantly surprised to see that this wkaizashi length sword was well-made and will provide good utility for the money. I think BudK should also consider asking the manufacturer to bring this sword out in a katana length.
Good value in a short sword. Good materials have provided a sword that handles well and should be enjoyed for a good while. The handle makes the sword for me, as always at SG value for your money.
I bought the 1942 Leather neck sword as it is the mate to the USMC machete Tanto fighting knife that I recently bought and like very much. The blade on my sword was sharp when I got it. I have hand honed swords before and they are lots of work so was relieved this one was sharp. My swords hilt was a bit loose because of a gap on the sides between the hilt and blade. My fix for this problem is JB Weld cement swaged in the crack between the hilt and blade. Once you install that and wait over night there is no more wiggle room and the hilt cannot move anymore. The pommel on mine was tight. It had however some chips in the paint around the rim of the pommel so I did a bit of touch up painting and it looks great! It all turned out very solid and am happy with it especially at the price. It is a good sword for home protection, back packing, any outdoor activity where you feel the need for protection and want an edge that is even longer than it's counter part, the USMC machete Tanto fighting knife. I recommend them both.
This sword is an excellent value. I especially like the leather grip handle. Blade comes sharpened to a keen edge. The nylong sheath leaves something to be desired. For the money though any other type of sheath would raise the price. As a practical sword it has only one use and that is as a weapon. God forbid that we should return to that type of weapons. I would recommend this sword to my family and friends without a doubt.
At first glance the sword looks neat! I like the k-bar type grip/handle, but it stops there. The blade is poorly made for use and the edge is worthless. This is suppose to be a copy of the officer sword carried in WWII? It's a nice show piece, but don't expect to get any serious use out of it.
The sword is well balanced and feels good in hand, How ever the sheath is for crap, If you hadto draw the sword quickly to defend your self. you would be seriously injured or dead, The sword hangs up on the porely made sheath, sheath should be made from a kidex materal,
the sword broke on first use but it was after 90 days I called in the phone rep said no but I sent it in . It broke on first use (defective ) but BUDK inspected it and sent me a replacement they do the right thing for their customers . I have and will keep buying from BUDK . Thank You David
I'm a bit confused by this blade...one side of me loves it, the other side of me thinks it's seriously lacking in heft and slashing ability. The leather wrapped handle is nice and being two handed is a big plus. However, when you wield this, you'll find it's very, very light. That's great from a stabbing point of view, much like a rapier...it's tip is very sharp and it doesn't feel like it'll take much effort to run someone all the way through with it. But, as a machete, as a tool for hacking tree limbs and brush out of your way, I just don't think it has the weight nor the width of blade to do it well, even two handed. Overall, a great stabbing weapon...great handle...but this is not a machete nor should it be used as one.
I tested blade strength against a tree stump using moderate force needed to separate a zombie's arm. blade broke about an inch or so below the crossbar within the handle. Disappointed but not heartbroken would rather find out in testing rather than when I really needed it. Removed the pieces of the grip to get at the tang and saw that it had broken at a weld. Other than the weld, it would have been quite adequate for any appropriate use. I used a metal cutting blade on my table saw to continue the tang a few inches down the blade (lost all the serration in the process),filed and fitted as needed and reassembled the handle. It's about 7 inches shorter now but it passes the 'tree stump' test. The pommel is aluminum so drilling out the steel pin was a bit of a challenge. xFilled in the damage with a metal paste and painted it with black insigne paint. Quite a nice tool now. Overall length is now 21 blade length is 15
I loved the smart military look of this blade but I discovered it is ONLY FOR LOOKS. The tang of the blade is welded at one inch from the hilt and here was almost no penetration of the weld and after a few taps on a log in the fire it just snapped.
I liked the look and feel of it. So, I took it out and tryed it on some black berry brambles. On about the fifth swing it broke about two inches up into the handle in the tang section. The tang is a thin bar not likely to stand up to any actual use. It is to bad because the balence is very nice, the leather handle is great. It is like a K-bar gone sward. Except it is not made for actual use.
I cannot emphasize this enough. Its a decent looking design, but the very first time I tried it out on a bush, the handle snapped off! Also the sheath is terrible, if you are not super careful, the sword will go right through the side.
They are misrepresenting this sword. There was no such thing as this sword, it is something they made up to make money. This is a bad copy of the trusted K-Bar knife all of us Marines carried. The Marine NCO sword and the Marine officers swords, were the only two swords Marines carried, and they have been cerimonial for years.
Do not buy this product. It is cheaply made and will fall apart as you pull it out of the sheath. There is a small weak weld about an inch or so into the handle from the blade and will crack as soon as you draw it for the first time or if you strike something. Also the edge on this blade is pretty garbage not sharp at all, not even remotely close to it. Does look good for a wall piece if it survives being opened. Other than that look somewhere else.
Let me start out by saying I LOVE BUDK and I spend alot of money with this company but today is the first time I have ever written a review. This is junk as a working sword. The first time I used it was on a 1 inch sappling and the handle broke in half. It is not full tang and I do believe it was glued on. With that said if you are buying it as a wall hanger then by all means do so because it is well worth hanging on the wall to look at. In closing in my opinion it is a beautiful piece of junk.
I didn't expect much from a 30$ sword, but I was still disappointed. I can deal with a bad edge since I usually sharpen blades myself anyway. What I don't like is when a seeming full length push tang design based off the ever-reliable Ka-Bar design snaps at the handle, and then I take it apart to find out if it's what I've been seeing a lot lately, and it was. The tang only goes a short way into the handle, where there it is then badly welded to a same thickness bar so that it can look like it's true to the Ka-Bar design where the end of the tang is visible from the end. I am fine with the lack of edge, I'm fine with the bad steel if it's 30$, I'm even fine with the blades warping being clearly noticeable. What I don't like is yet another attempt from a blade company to make something look better than it is, while also taking a famous design from one of the dwindling numbers of good knife producers, and mocking it. I've seen multiple other comments on the handle breaking, well this is the reason why. It's a bad, intentional, and deceptive flaw that would probably not be much more expensive if just simply fixed and made one solid piece of steel. It's one more reason that when looking at new blades and other items online, it's always a better idea to take the negative reviews more seriously than the reviews of those that could be more easily fooled.
Okay, I have a few things to point out. 1: In the video review he says that the blade is sharp, this is not true by any means. I had to try my hardest to hand sharpen this blade, and failed because of the poor quality steel. Not only that, but the grind on this thing is so p*ss poor and uneven, I'm fairly certain I could have done a better job myself. 2: In the video review he also says that this blade is a "solid piece". You're kidding right? The guard was loose right out of the box, and the handle snapped in two ONE DAY after getting it(which was a week and a half after ordering it). 3: I understand a counter argument to this could be that this "sword" isn't meant to be used which is why it broke so easily. HOWEVER, if that is the case then why in the h**l to you sell with a nylon sheath with a shoulder strap for "easy carry"???? 4: In addition to everything wrong with the blade itself, the nylon sheath was too small for the blade, which resulted in me having to damage the sheath in order to fit the blade back in. Really guys?? Please be more realistic with your reviews. If you're reading this and you're looking for a GOOD QUALITY, FUNCTIONAL sword, go to either Cold Steel, Busse, or Hanweii.
Cheapest made thing I have ever bought. I'm a United States Marine and am DISGUSTED to see our name associated with this piece of junk. Was taking it out of it's sheath today when it slipped and the handle snapped in half on impact. So cheaply made. Do yourself a favor and never order anything from here. Spend more money for better quality because you WILL be disappointed in this CHEAPLY MADE MASS PRODUCED item.
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