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Imperial Katana

Cold Steel has used only traditional materials for our Japanese sword's fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made and finely crafted in nickel-silver brass.  The Habaki (blade collar) is hand made out of nickel-silver brass and each hilt is covered in Same' (ray skin) and tightly wrapped in the traditional style with black silk cord. A beautiful 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.  The menuki are a silvery wind and water motif.  It features a  fully sharpened 1055 carbon steel blade, heat treated to a spring temper. The blade surface is then given a careful polish by hand, with a distinctive mirror polish applied to the fuller (blood groove).  Comes with a black lacquered saya and a blue-violet cover bag.

  • Made by Cold Steel
  • Fully functional live blade Shinken Katana "real sword"
  • 1055 high carbon steel blade
  • Black lacquer wood saya
  • Specifications may vary between swords
    • Weight: 44.2 oz.
    • Thick: 5/16"
    • Blade: 29 3/8"
    • Handle: 11 1/4" long.
    • Same' (Ray Skin)
    • Overall: 40 7/8"
    • Black braid cord
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