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Dragonfly O Tanto

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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.

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 53.3cm 21"
Blade Length 38.1cm 15"
Grip Length 15.2cm 6"
Thickness 0.79cm ¼"
Weight 0.58Kg 1lb 4oz

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

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