Cold Steel uses 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 same'(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 as possible. Comes complete with a black lacquered wood scabbard and a blue/violet cover bag.
The Japanese swords of the Imperial Series have proven, since their initial introduction almost two years ago, to be quite popular with many of our customers. Still, we are aware that there are some people who want a battle ready sword but hope to find one at a more affordable price. Our new Warrior Series addresses this problem directly. In our efforts to reduce the costliness of the blades, we have omitted the expensive mirror polishing that we used on the Imperial swords to create a new series of Japanese swords with a more practical finish. The Warrior Series swords are very handsome in their own right and share the same steel, heat treatment, and sharpness as their more expensive Imperial counterparts. Like the Imperial swords, they have genuine same'(Ray skin) covered, cord wrapped handles and quality fittings. If you're in the market for a strong, good looking, reasonably priced Japanese sword we know you'll be happy to own one of these.
Weight: 40.6 oz.
Blade Thick: 9/32"
Blade Length: 29 3/8"
Handle: 11 3/8" same'(Ray Skin). black braid cord with brass Menuki
Steel: 1050 High Carbon Spring Steel
Overall Length: 40 3/4"
Sheath: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard
From Cold Steel
List Price - $580
Our Price - $350