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Cold Steel Warrior O Tanto

(Ref: CS-88BT)

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 functional 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.

Key Features

  • 1055 Carbon Steel Blade
  • Black Lacquered Wood Saya
  • Functional Affordable Sword

Attributes

  • This tanto is sharp.
  • This tanto is fully functional.
  • This tanto is hand-forged.

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OUR PRICE: 383.99 / 441.59 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Cold Steel Dragonfly O Tanto

(Ref: CS-88DT)

The classic Japanese katana 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 martial artist, 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 Imperial 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.

Key Features

  • 1055 Carbon Steel Blade
  • Thicker, Wider & Heavier Blades
  • Maximum Cutting Potential

Attributes

  • This tanto is sharp.
  • This tanto is fully functional.
  • This tanto is hand-forged.

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OUR PRICE: 527.99 / 607.19 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Cold Steel Emperor O Tanto

(Ref: CS-88T)

The Cold Steel factory has used only traditional materials for our Japanese sword’s fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made and finely crafted in nickel-silver brass.

The Habaki (blade collar) is hand made out of nickel-silver brass and each hilt is covered in Samé (ray skin) and tightly wrapped in the traditional style with black silk cord. A beautiful Menuki (a small ornamental sculpture inserted between the ray skin and the cord wrappings on the handle) enhances the sword's aesthetic appearance and makes for a sword that is as traditional looking as we can possibly make it.

All feature fully sharpened 1055 carbon steel blades, each heat treated to a spring temper. The blade surface is then given a careful polish by hand, with a distinctive mirror polish applied to the bo-hi.

All come complete with a black lacquered scabbard and a blue-violet cover bag.

Key Features

  • 1055 Carbon Steel Blade
  • Traditional Fittings
  • Heat Treated Spring Temper

Attributes

  • This tanto is sharp.
  • This tanto is fully functional.
  • This tanto is hand-forged.

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OUR PRICE: 508.99 / 585.34 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Practical Tanto

(Ref: SH2254)

Now available to match the ever-popular Practical Katana and Wakizashi is the Practical Tanto, offering the same quality at a great price. Blades are forged and differentially tempered to producing an HRC60 edge and HRC40 back. The temper line is authentic and prominent. Cost savings are effected by using fittings which, while making no claims to authenticity, are very strongly built to withstand the rigors of cutting exercises.

Key Features

  • Hand-forged blade
  • Differential tempering
  • Fully functional

Attributes

  • This tanto is sharp.
  • This tanto is fully functional.
  • This tanto is hand-forged.
  • This tanto is differentially hardened.

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 30.48cm 12"
Blade Length 17.78cm 7"
Grip Length 10.16cm 4"
Weight 0.18Kg 6oz

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OUR PRICE: 109.99 / 126.49 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Practical Plus Tanto

(Ref: SH2259)

The Practical Plus series provides a very economical cutting set as dependable as the Practical Series, but using more traditional fittings and construction methods. The blades are forged and differentially tempered in the traditional claying method with a prominent hamon. The Practical Plus features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a wrap (Tsuka-Ito) specially developed for its gripping qualities. The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome Tsuba is of an iron sunburst design with a brass habaki.

Key Features

  • Fully functional
  • Hand-forged high-carbon steel blade
  • Differential tempering

Attributes

  • This tanto is sharp.
  • This tanto is fully functional.
  • This tanto is hand-forged.
  • This tanto is differentially hardened.

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 41.91cm 16½"
Blade Length 27.94cm 11"
Grip Length 10.79cm 4¼"
Weight 0.39Kg 14oz

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OUR PRICE: 161.99 / 186.29 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Great Wave (Tsunami) Tanto

(Ref: SH5022)

The furniture of each piece in the Great Wave Set displays the renowned Tomoe motif used frequenly for family crests and shrine decoration. The tsuba, fuchi, & kashira are made of blackened iron and feature the Tomoe crest (mon). The blades are hand-forged from T10 high-carbon steel and are differentially tempered using traditional claying methods. The temper line (hamon) is evident and prominent. Each piece has a deeply lacquered black saya with a one-piece brass habaki construction. Real ray skin (same) is used on the tsuka, and the tsuka-ito and sageo are made of premium woven Japanese black cotton. The katana and wakizashi are constructed with a long (o) kissaki and are well suited for cutting exercises (tameshigiri). The handle on the tanto is an attractive ribbed buffalo horn.

Key Features

  • Hand forged T10 High Carbon Steel Blades
  • Excellent quality
  • Traditional construction
  • Free Maintenance Kit
  • Free Sword Bag

Attributes

  • This tanto is sharp.
  • This tanto is fully functional.
  • This tanto is hand-forged.
  • This tanto is differentially hardened.

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 29.85cm 11¾"
Blade Length 17.15cm 6¾"
Grip Length 10.16cm 4"
Weight 0.3Kg 11oz

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OUR PRICE: 341.99 / 393.29 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Tori Tanto - Folded Blade

(Ref: SH6007KFT)

The Tori Tanto is built on a forged and folded blade with the handle wrapped in the highest quality ray skin. The Crane and Armour theme is carried through the furniture while the Saya matches the textured brown of the katana. This is undoubtedly one of the most elegant mounts ever crafted by Hanwei.

Key Features

  • Folded powder-steel blade
  • Premium fittings
  • Accompanies the Tori katana
  • Free Maintenance Kit
  • Free Sword Bag

Attributes

  • This tanto is sharp.
  • This tanto is fully functional.
  • This tanto is hand-forged & folded.
  • This tanto is differentially hardened.

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 43.82cm 17¼"
Blade Length 28.58cm 11¼"
Grip Length 11.43cm 4½"
Weight 0.39Kg 14oz

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OUR PRICE: 293.99 / 338.09 (Including VAT at 20%)

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