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


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Part #: CS88DK | 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.
4.167 (6 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Jul 12, 2016
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
The best katana i had ever have
Its really sharp and very strong i love it
5 out of 5
Jul 02, 2016
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
It's ver y good and very sharp I move it
1 out of 5
Oct 15, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
I never used the product. It seemed like a real weapon as opposed to decorative. The furniture was painted(?) black as opposed to being bronze or even powdercoated. I did not like that at all. The main reason I returned the sword was the blade was not finished or their sharpening process is horrible. One portion of the blade near the middle about 18" long had a burr on it that made me believe that somehow the sharpening process had only been completed on one side and partially completed on the other! Very disappointed after having purchased and owned/used a tanto for almost exactly 30 years all the while being amazed by the knifes quality and construction.
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