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Cold Steel 88DK Dragonfly Katana 29-1/4" Carbon Steel Blade

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Part Number: CS88DK
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS88DK: 88DK Dragonfly (Katana)
Cold Steel
The classic Japanese battle sword in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant lines and simple beauty, but also for the technique and skill that went into its construction.

Most swords offered today are interpretive copies of antiquities from feudal Japan. They were made for warrior’s of small stature who seldom rose above five and a half feet. As skillfully designed as these swords are, they may not be perfectly suited for the twenty first century warrior, who benefited from contemporary advances in childhood nutrition and healthcare and grew up to be a substantially taller, stronger, and more athletic version of his historical counterpart.

As a way of compensating for this size disparity, Cold Steel has created the Dragonfly Series. These swords feature thicker, wider and heavier blades, which mirror our Emperor Series in respect to heat treatment, polish, quality of furnishings, and attention to detail, but with a few new departures.

Most noticeable are the distinctive teal-green silk cord-wrap and black samé (ray skin) used on the handles and the black iron furniture that bears the dragonfly motif. Also, the polished blades are more strongly curved than our Emperor blades and terminate in a long "iris leaf" point for maximum cutting and slashing potential. Additionally, these swords come with two protective bags. There is a BLUE TRAVEL BAG and an intricately decorative display bag that's made from the finest heavy silk metallic brocade.
  • Blade Length: 29 1/4"
  • Overall Length: 40 3/4"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 37.1 oz.
  • Handle: 10 1/4" Samé (Ray Skin) Handle w/ Teal Green Cord with Brass Menuki
  • Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard

UPC Code: 705442006145

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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Atlanta, GA
Dec 23, 2010
Pros: Handle Material, Usable, Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great useable Katana
This model is well made and very strong. It's ready for cutting right out of the box. I put it to use on the first day by cutting the corner off of a 3-inch plastic table. It was effortless and sword showed no effect from making the cut. The only draw back is the weight. However, the price and strength of the sword negates this. I highly recommend this Katana.
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