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Cold Steel Dragonfly Katana

(Ref: CS-88DK)

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

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OUR PRICE: 749.99 / 899.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Cold Steel Emperor Katana

(Ref: CS-88K)

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

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OUR PRICE: 724.99 / 869.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Jumping Koi Katana

(Ref: SH2465)

The Koi Katana from Paul Chen has a hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade. The blade on this katana is differentially hardened using the traditional claying method. The Koi Katana is mounted in black and white and features black same, the tsuka-ito is made of premium white Japanese cotton.

The saya is finished in a deep black lacquer with a black and white striped cotton sageo. A finely rendered Koi, with true front-and-back detail, forms the black iron tsuba. The fittings are superbly antiqued adding to the aesthetics of the piece.

The Koi katana from Hanwei is supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit. It is said that a Koi swims up rivers and climbs waterfalls with bravery not unlike a Samurai warrior. As well, it is said that if a Koi is caught, it will lie still beneath the knife, facing its death bravely like a Samurai facing a sword.

Key Features

  • Hand forged 1065 high-carbon steel blade
  • Built For Cutting
  • Traditional construction
  • Free Maintenance Kit
  • Free Sword Bag

Attributes

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

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 113.66cm 44¾"
Blade Length 72.39cm 28½"
Grip Length 37.46cm 14¾"
Weight 1.30Kg 2lb 14oz

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Hanwei Great Wave (Tsunami) Katana

(Ref: SH5004)

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).

Key Features

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

Attributes

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

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 102.87cm 40½"
Blade Length 71.12cm 28"
Grip Length 29.21cm 11½"
Weight 1.2Kg 2lb 10oz

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Hanwei Miyamoto Musashi Elite Katana

(Ref: SH6003KGG)

Mounted in black, the Musashi Elite katana is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas The tsuka-ito is in leather over ray skin. The blades are hand-forged in high-carbon steel, with new geometry to enhance cutting ability. It is edge-tempered using the traditional clay tempering method, resulting in a distinct hamon. Edge hardness is HRC60, back hardness HRC40. The grip is double-pegged to the tang for safety. The cutting style katanas (Elite, XL, XL Light)

The "PB" symbol indicates the blade is from the Performance series. The Elite katana's blade is a little wider and a little thicker then the traditional counterpart, allowing for easier cuts on normal targets. The XL blade is significantly wider, for use in cutting heavy targets, and finally the XL Light has the XL's profile, but with a bo-hi, reducing the weight to the point where double cuts are possible, but clean cuts on heavy targets can still be made.

Key Features

  • New Blade Geometry
  • Built for cutting
  • Traditional construction
  • Free Sword Bag

Attributes

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

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 104.14cm 41"
Blade Length 73.66cm 29"
Grip Length 27.94cm 11"
Weight 1.23Kg 2lb 11oz

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Hanwei Miyamoto Musashi XL Katana

(Ref: SH6003XGF)

Mounted in black, the Musashi XL katana is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas The tsuka-ito is in leather over ray skin. The blades are hand-forged in high-carbon steel, with new geometry to enhance cutting ability. It is edge-tempered using the traditional clay tempering method, resulting in a distinct hamon. Edge hardness is HRC60, back hardness HRC40. The grip is double-pegged to the tang for safety. The cutting style katanas (Elite, XL, XL Light).

The "PB" symbol indicates the blade is from the Performance series. The Elite katana's blade is a little wider and a little thicker then the traditional counterpart, allowing for easier cuts on normal targets. The XL blade is significantly wider, for use in cutting heavy targets, and finally the XL Light has the XL's profile, but with a bo-hi, reducing the weight to the point where double cuts are possible, but clean cuts on heavy targets can still be made.

Key Features

  • New Blade Geometry
  • Built for cutting
  • Traditional construction
  • Free Sword Bag

Attributes

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

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 102.87cm 40½"
Blade Length 72.39cm 28½"
Grip Length 27.94cm 11"
Weight 1.23Kg 2lb 11oz

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Hanwei Miyamoto Musashi XL Light Katana

(Ref: SH6003LGF)

Mounted in black, the Musashi XL Light katana is faithful to the original down to the famous double-ring iron tsubas The tsuka-ito is in leather over ray skin. The blades are hand-forged in high-carbon steel, with new geometry to enhance cutting ability. It is edge-tempered using the traditional clay tempering method, resulting in a distinct hamon. Edge hardness is HRC60, back hardness HRC40. The grip is double-pegged to the tang for safety. The cutting style katanas (Elite, XL, XL Light) .

The "PB" symbol indicates the blade is from the Performance series. The Elite katana's blade is a little wider and a little thicker then the traditional counterpart, allowing for easier cuts on normal targets. The XL blade is significantly wider, for use in cutting heavy targets, and finally the XL Light has the XL's profile, but with a bo-hi, reducing the weight to the point where double cuts are possible, but clean cuts on heavy targets can still be made.

Key Features

  • New Blade Geometry
  • Built for cutting
  • Traditional construction
  • Free Sword Bag

Attributes

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

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 102.87cm 40½"
Blade Length 72.39cm 28½"
Grip Length 27.94cm 11"
Weight 1.17Kg 2lb 9oz

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Hanwei Shinto Katana

(Ref: SH1001)

Each piece in the Shinto Daisho (HW1001 & HW1015) has a hand-forged T10 high-carbon steel blade with Bo-Hi. Each blade configuration is differentially tempered using the traditional claying method.The Shinto is mounted in black and the tsuka-ito is made of premium black Japanese cotton. The saya is finished in a deep black lacquer with a black cotton sageo. A finely rendered dragon, detailed in gold, with true front-and-back detail, forms the black iron tsuba. The fittings are superbly antiqued adding to the aesthetics of the set. The Shinto is supplied with a protective cloth bag and traditional maintenance kit.

Key Features

  • Hand forged and T10 high-carbon steel blade
  • Excellent quality
  • Traditional construction
  • Free Maintenance Kit
  • Free Sword Bag

Attributes

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

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 100.33cm 39½"
Blade Length 68.58cm 27"
Grip Length 28.58cm 11¼"
Weight 0.84Kg 1lb 14oz

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Hanwei Wind & Thunder Katana

(Ref: SH5001)

The Katana of the Wind and Thunder set is designed specifically for the martial artist who needs a sword to meet the demands of heavy target cutting. The Katana features a heavier and thicker blade with traditional furniture and fittings. The set features black iron Raiden tsuba and Tomoe motif fuchi and kashira. The tsuka are wrapped in genuine same (ray skin) and the tsuka-ito is premium Japanese black cotton. The saya is finished in a traditional black laquer with a black cotton sageo. The Katana is an excellent choice for batto-jutsu practitioners.

Key Features

  • Hand forged 1065 High Carbon Steel Blades
  • Excellent quality
  • Traditional construction
  • Free Maintenance Kit
  • Free Sword Bag

Attributes

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

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 106.68cm 42"
Blade Length 74.93cm 29½"
Grip Length 29.85cm 11¾"
Weight 1.53Kg 3lb 6oz

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Hanwei Bamboo Mat Katana

(Ref: SH2438)

Our Bamboo Mat Katana features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanwei's own high-alloy HWS-2S steel, which combines impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon. This steel is made in Hanwei's new factory, with high-tech equipment, producing a very pure, advanced-metallurgy blade with excellent edge-holding capability and resilience.


The fittings feature a bamboo-themed black iron tsuba, textured in a bamboo mat design with a jointed bamboo rim and highlighted with gold-tipped bamboo leaves. The fuchi/kashira follow the same theme and the golden menuki feature a pair of sparrows. The saya is finished in high-gloss lacquer with horn fittings.

Key Features

  • HWS-2S Blade
  • Quality fittings
  • Bamboo theme

Attributes

  • This katana is sharp.
  • This katana is fully functional.

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 102.24cm 40¼"
Blade Length 73.34cm 28¾"
Grip Length 27.94cm 11"
Weight 1.26Kg 2lb 12oz

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Hanwei Hunter Katana

(Ref: SH2471)

The Hunter Katana is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade n the Shonogi Zukuri style, and featuring superb koshirae, the Hunter is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and green striped lacquered saya with green silk sageo compliment the blackened tsuba with golden accents, featuring a raptor stalking his next prey.

Key Features

  • Hand forged and folded new L6/Bainite blade
  • Silk Sageo
  • Traditional Contruction

Attributes

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


Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 104.77cm 41¼"
Blade Length 70.17cm 27¾"
Grip Length 31.11cm 12¼"
Weight 1.32Kg 2lb 15oz

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Hanwei Oni Katana

(Ref: SH6018KLG)

The Oni are mythical creatures from Japanese folklore similar to western demons or trolls. In modern culture they are beginning to move away from this menacing connotation into the role of guardian or protector, similar in character to gargoyles. Their power and ferocity, however, have not diminished. There is a Japanese saying which translates to Oni with an iron club, or to be of an invincible nature, a fitting association with the 29 L6/Bainite blade on which our Oni Katana is built. The blade features the geometry of our Performance Series for outstanding cutting ability. The 14 tsuka is wrapped in black ray skin and silk ito while the Koshirae feature Oni in various classical styles. A unique combination of folklore and functionality.

Key Features

  • Hand forged and folded new L6/Bainite blade
  • New Performance blade geometry
  • Premium fittings
  • Free Maintenance Kit
  • Free Sword Bag

Attributes

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

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 111.76cm 44"
Blade Length 73.66cm 29"
Grip Length 35.56cm 14"
Weight 1.44Kg 3lb 3oz

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Hanwei Praying Mantis Katana

(Ref: SH2359)

The Praying Mantis is a symbol of cunning and power in Japanese culture and is consequently a highly respected theme in Samurai swords. Built on our new L6/Bainite blade (detailed above) in the Shobu Zukuri style with Bo-Hi, and featuring superb koshirae, the Praying Mantis is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and deep brown of the lacquered saya provide handsome contrast to the dark copper and golden accents of the tsuba, fuchi and kashira. The stalking mantis lies in wait for his next prey, mirroring the power and grace in this exceptional katana.

Key Features

  • Hand forged and folded new L6/Bainite blade
  • Unrivaled quality
  • Premium fittings
  • Free Maintenance Kit
  • Free Sword Bag

Attributes

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

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 104.14cm 41"
Blade Length 73.66cm 29"
Grip Length 27.94cm 11"
Weight 1.14Kg 2lb 8oz

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OUR PRICE: 1,075.99 / 1,291.19 (Including VAT at 20%)

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