Cold Steel 88CKK Mizutori Katana 29.75" Carbon Steel Blade
CS88CKK: 88CKK Mizutori Katana
The Crane is a symbol of luck and longevity, loyalty and strength, and is a much-loved symbol in Japan. As Cold Steel developed this katana to add to their longstanding and world-renowned line-up of Japanese blades, they felt it only fitting to add the crane as a motif. The Mizutori Katana is a high-end, high-performance blade that was inspired by older, practical battlefield katanas.
Measuring a hair under thirty inches, the Mizutori’s blade is made from high quality 1095 carbon steel and deferentially hardened with a clay tempered Hamon. The handsome blade features a hand sharpened Hamaguri grind with highly polished spine and blade flats. The Tsuba and Menuki both feature an iconic crane motif, and the high quality ray-skin handle is tightly wrapped in brown braid cord, adding a level of detail and beauty that must be seen to be believed.
Housed inside a lustrous black lacquered Saya, the Mizutori Katana a stunning and attractive sword that is sure to become the pride of your collection!
- Item Number: 88CKK
- Blade Length: 29.75"
- Overall Length: 41.25"
- Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.31"
- Handle Material: Ray-Skin with Brown Braid Cord
- Scabbard Material: Black Lacquered Wood
- Weight: 45.4 oz.
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.