Cold Steel 88BWW Warrior Series Wakizashi Sword 21" Carbon Steel Blade


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CS88BWW: Warrior Series | Wakazashi

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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.


  • Item Number: 88BWW
  • Name: Warrior Series (Wakazashi)
  • Blade Length: 21"
  • Overall Length: 29 1/2"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 30.6 oz
  • Handle: 8 1/2" Samé (Ray Skin) Handle w/ Black Braid & Brass Menuki
  • Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard

UPC Code: 705442006541

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Cold Steel Knives, Cold Steel Warrior Series Swords, 1055 Blade Steel, Swords, Swords Asian Style

1055 Carbon Steel
Cold Steel 88BWW Warrior Series Wakazashi Sword 21" Carbon Steel Bladerated 4.111 stars out of 5 (9 reviews)
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Cold Steel 88BWW Warrior Series Wakazashi Sword 21" Carbon Steel Blade
rated 5 stars out of 5
Chop Curtiss
Oct 12, 2019
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material
Patiently Crouched Beneath My Bed Like a Panther!
Lightly oiled and razor sharp, it doesn't beg for food nor water! Honestly, I've got no idea how to pronounce Wakazashi properly. However, I just refer to it as 'Handle with caution if you value your digits' Those rolled up karate matts should shudder in fear of my deadly tool! Can't we get Common Sense Sword Control. Fits nicely on my tactical belt behind my MP-5
Cold Steel 88BWW Warrior Series Wakazashi Sword 21" Carbon Steel Blade
rated 4 stars out of 5
La Canada, CA
May 21, 2013
Practical and solid
First, you'll need to actually sharpen it. Best way I've found is with the accusharp tool sharpener ( Mine had a slight nick in the blade in the tip area, but I've mostly worked that out with the accusharp.Overall, it's seriously solid - while possible to wield one-handed, it's definitely more comfortable with both hands on the wheel. The blade is thick, solid and that adds real weight.Careful of putting fingerprints on the thing though - it's high carbon steel, which means your prints will quickly become little patterns of rust. Best to keep it lightly oiled.
Cold Steel 88BWW Warrior Series Wakazashi Sword 21" Carbon Steel Blade
rated 1 stars out of 5
Feb 12, 2013
Pros: Usable, None
Cons: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Finish
I was quite excited to received this Wakazashi, based on Cold Steel video. Big dissapointment. Cons: Bad edgde with blurs out of the box. Kashira and Fuchi out of bad plastic. Koiguchi small, Saya large, so the blade comes out if you run with it fixed at your belt or turned upsite down. Heavy for a 21"blade. Pros: Solid blade , but an axe could also do the job.
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