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Cold Steel 88BCK Warrior Series Chisa Katana 24-1/2" Carbon Steel Blade

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Part Number: CS88BCK
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS88BCK: Warrior Series | Chisa Katana
Cold Steel

The Japanese swords of the Emperor Series have proven, since their initial introduction almost five 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 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 our Emperor 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 Emperor counterparts. Like the Emperor swords, they have Samé 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. All come complete with a BLACK LACQUERED SCABBARD and a BLUE/VIOLET COVER BAG.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 88BCK
  • Name: Warrior Series (Chisa Katana)
  • Blade Length: 24 1/2"
  • Overall Length: 36"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 37.1 oz
  • Handle: 11 1/2" Samé (Ray Skin) Handle w/ Black Braid & Brass Menuki
  • Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard

UPC Code: 705442005308

1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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Craig
wisconsin rapids, wisconsin
Apr 14, 2010
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
great katana heavy duty
great sword right lenth if you want to wear it on your back and its very thick and tuff
5 out of 5
Swordmark
Okeechobee,FL
Jan 01, 2010
Pros: Finish, Usable, Overall Quality, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
IF YOU COULD ONLY HAVE ONE
I've been collecting custom made and factory swords since 1981. Many Styles, many cultures, and blades of many metals, from Copper to Cobalt alloy Stellite 6K, 440c,D2,154CM,ATS34,1095,O1,5160,L6,S7,CPM440V,1085,1045,AUS8A,and various Damascus combinations. Makers such as Steve Schwarzer/Wayne Goddard/Al Pendray/Gil Hibben/Chris Miller Jr/Durrel Carmon Johnson/Alex Collins/Reese Weiland/Clay Gault)etc...Sorry if I left anyone out? My long wind just so you know I have something to judge the Cold Steel product against...The "CHISA" will be "THE ONE" that's not in the gunsafe. I will be using it for cut and kata practice and even yard work! Seriously though this sword is 1/16" thicker compared to all the Japanesse style Cold Steel swords. The blade legnth is less awkward in close quarters. Waki or Tanto it's not, but it has a lot more leverage and serious blocking potential and can be misused and abused with less chance of critical failure against other various weapons&tools that may be just getting in the blades way? The 1055 Carbon steel seems like a pretty good steel for this type of edged weapon? Without naming brands this "CHISA" seems thicker, stronger, more chip and break resistant than anything costing under $800.to $1000.00. I think it was designed to be a "Steroidal Ninja" sword for chopping through hell and back! I have not taken the handle apart yet. When or if it losens up I would put different "take down pins" and or epoxy the handle and varnish or epoxy the wraping like (Phill Hartsfield or Micky Yurco). It should hold up as is except for true intentional extreme abuse. For examples of "Sword Abuse Testing" SAT's ha ha, and results pertaining to type of blade steels that are not selectively hardened call or e-mail me. No Regrets, we have broken alot of blades just to know how tough... Cold Steels Chisa? "We will see" SWORDMARK@ KNIFE CENTER great prices & great service!!!
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