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Cold Steel 88BOK Warrior Series O Katana 36" Carbon Steel Blade

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Part Number: CS88BOK
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS88BOK: Warrior Series | O Katana
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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: 88BOK
  • Name: Warrior Series (O Katana)
  • Blade Length: 36"
  • Overall Length: 49"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 48 oz
  • Handle: 13" Samé (Ray Skin) Handle w/ Black Braid & Brass Menuki
  • Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard

UPC Code: 705442005315

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.
4.000 (4 reviews)
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1 out of 5
Nov 25, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard
arrived rusted, chipped, frayed and slightly bent.
Arrived with 5 or 6 small pitts in the blade each rusting, paint chip in scabbard, frayed handle wrapping and both a small bend in the blade and a twist.
5 out of 5
Apr 21, 2013
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Usable, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish
Cold Steel Warrior Series O Katana 36"
I agree with the other reviewers for this Cold Steel sword. I'm no sword expert but this thing doesn't feel like a toy. I would not want to be on the receiving end of this thing. As another reviewer said, the brass could be better but I didn't buy this sword as a wall hanger show piece. This is a tool and should come in handy if movie grade Zombies ever invade the neighborhood. Until then it should work well for harvesting wheat.
5 out of 5
Nov 30, 2012
Pros: Materials, Usable, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish
The only thing I can find about this sword I don't like is the finish of the brass on the handle area. I will probably never use this for anything other than look at but it is very sharp and sturdy.
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