Cold Steel 88CDEA Cinquedea Fixed 14.5" Double Edged Carbon Steel Blade, Rosewood Handle


MSRP* : $249.95 | You Save* : $110.00 (44%)
Part #: CS88CDEA | Cold Steel Knives
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CS88CDEA: 88CDEA Cinquedea
Cold Steel
The Cinquedea [Ching-kwi-dey-uh] has held a long fascination for the people at Cold Steel. It gained popularity as the sidearm of choice for noblemen walking through the narrow alleyways and walled cities of Italy. A blade worn exclusively for civilian self-defense, it was essentially the precursor to the civilian side sword and the rapier – and yet, this instrument of personal protection seems to have owed much of its design to fashion as it did to the cut and thrust of mortal combat!

Surviving examples of these unusual short handled and steeply tapered blades are often highly embellished and ornate. With etched or gilded blades and deep multiple fullers that border on jewelry rather than weaponry – but beneath the romanticisms of high renaissance fashion lay a tool made with purpose. A wide, stiff cut and thrust blade that could be brought into play in confined spaces, and deliver a mortal wound! 

Cold Steel's interpretation of the Cinquedea is made from expertly heat treated carbon steel with a highly engraved guard and pommel, and a hand-carved rosewood grip. The Cinquedea is sold complete with a leather scabbard with engraved steel throat and chape.
  • Item Number: 88CDEA
  • Blade Length: 14.5"
  • Overall Length: 20.5"
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Rosewood
  • Scabbard Material: Leather with Engraved Steel Fittings
  • Weight: 22.8 oz.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Middle America
Mar 02, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Sheath
Not the best not the worst
When I got it I thought it was going to be dagger from there big new factory in Taiwan instead of India, out of the box it had some corrosion on the sheath even though it was drenched in protective oils after cleaning all that off and feeling the sharpness of the blade my heart ached, it was uneven, on side slightly sharper then the other but still pretty dull all around but some sharpening will make it a killer cutter, cause it could all ready stab like a mother
5 out of 5
Nov 15, 2016
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath
Cons: None
Beautiful and well made
I have wanted a cinquedea for several years but could not find one that well made, good looking, with a great blade shape and comfortable grip at a reasonable price. This cinquedea checks all the boxes. It looks fabulous, with the hand forged fullers very even and matching from side to side, the guard is very sturdy, the grip is comfortable and the pommel is nicely weighted. Everything is straight and tight. The scabbard is good looking, sturdy and holds the blade snug but not too tight. I am actually thinking of buying another one so I can have a matching set.
5 out of 5
Jul 21, 2016
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath
Cons: None
Awesome Sword
I love this short sword I can't find anything wrong with it other then it needed to be sharped a bit but that was easy to do with a Smith's Sword Sharpener. Mine came with some surface rust down near the guard on the blade but after using some Steel Wool and GOOF OFF to get as much as possible off of it, once I was done I was pleased with how it looked because the remaining rust I could not remove gave it some character.
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