Splitting (Wax) Slugs with a (Cheap) Samurai Sword

    Just when you think that Taofeldermaus is going to run out of things to shoot with things, he manages to find yet another absurd (yet utterly entertaining) thing to shoot with another thing. This time up, its a Katana or what looks to be a reasonably cheap knock-off sword taking on a 12 gauge.

    If one were to watch Anime or even various Western movies, one would think that a Katana, when wielded correctly, is a bullet-stopping blade of doom. Truth is, its far from it. Original Katanas are incredibly strong coming into being through an incredibly complex process of swordmaking that not even modern swordsmiths are sure they do the same.

    The blades themselves are fearsome creations. Incredibly sharp and strong, they are more than capable of breaking a bullet, but not so good at actually stopping one. In most cases, trying to splice the round will result in the swordsman taking two impacts instead of just one.

    Still, its always fun to see the “old” versus the “new”. In this case, Taofledermaus uses a wax slug against a bargain bin blade. The sword itself does shockingly well, if only because the impacting mass splits easy and further breaks apart into shot. The slow-mo is incredible.

    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.