Cold Steel 88CKK Mizutori Katana 29.75" Carbon Steel Blade


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Part #: CS88CKK | Cold Steel Knives
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CS88CKK: 88CKK Mizutori Katana
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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.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel 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.
Cold Steel 88CKK Mizutori Katana 29.75" Carbon Steel Bladerated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Cold Steel 88CKK Mizutori Katana 29.75" Carbon Steel Blade
rated 4 stars out of 5
May 02, 2019
Pros: Finish, Usable, Overall Quality, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Handle Material
Battle Ready AF
If you're looking at the Cold Steel Katanas but don't want to necessarily go for the expensive Emperor series, nor the budget Warrior series (which handle like bricks just a heads up) then the Mizutori katana is the perfect middle ground. Its a fully functional 'battle ready' carbon steel blade. Out of the box, the blade is mirror polished and differentially hardened as a katana should be ( the steel on the hamon edge is hard, while the steel on the spine of the blade is softer). The sword is rather well balanced for a katana (which tend to be very blade heavy) and very lively in the hand. The only issue I have is the sageo (the handle wrap) could be much tighter out of the box and more 'grippy'. I ended up completely removing the traditional sageo wrap and redoing the whole handle with an intricate gutted and waxed paracord wrap for more practical martial arts use.


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