Cold Steel Battle Ready Emperor Katana 88K


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    Cold Steel has used only traditional materials for their Japanese sword’s fittings.The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made and finely crafted from black iron. The Habaki (blade collar), is hand made out of polished brass and each hilt is covered in Samé (ray skin) and tightly wrapped in the traditional style with black cord. A beautiful brass Menuki ( a small, ornamental sculpture inserted between the ray skin and the cord wrappings on the handle) enhances the sword’s aesthetic appearance and makes for a sword that is as traditional looking as we can possibly make it. All come complete with a BLACK LACQUERED SCABBARD and a BLUE/VIOLET COVER BAG. Feature fully sharpened 1055 carbon steel blades. The blade surface is then given a careful polish by hand, with a distinctive mirror polish applied to the fuller (blood groove). 29 3/8" blade, 40 3/4" overall

    Weight: 39.5 oz.
    Thick: 9/32"
    Blade: 29 3/8"
    Handle: 11 3/8" long.Samé (Ray Skin)
    Black braid cord
    Steel: 1055 High Carbon Steel
    Black Lacquered
    Wood Scabbard

    46 CS88K

    Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 3.67 out of 5

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    Customer Reviews

    Dylan palombo
    Jan 20, 2015
    (1 out of 5)

    Too high of a price for a low grade carbon steel katana.


    Daniel Beard
    May 30, 2010
    (5 out of 5)

    Unbelievable sword, and can't beat the price. Rather than the older model that had the listed iron guard and fittings, I received one of the extremely handsome newer swords that feature nickel-silver brass for those parts.
    One of these swords would run you $874 if you bought directly from Cold Steel, making this an almost $1,000 katana that you can have for less than $500.
    Quality is of course top notch. The entire sword is well balanced, extremely sharp and well polished, and all pieces are put together exceptionally well. There's not a rattle to be found. The weight is good, and it's simply a joy to swing.
    Anyone who collects should jump on this deal, you're getting a very high end Cold Steel katana for what is effectively 50% off.


    Luis Negron
    Aug 26, 2009
    (5 out of 5)

    First off i love this sword i just recieved it today and i have never seen such a more beautiful sword before, a bit pricey but trust me you will never go wrong with this baby, razor sharp good weight to it. my first sword as well but a very good start for my collection hopefully ill be adding the wakisashi soon to acompany it. Peace!


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