Manufacturer: Cold Steel 88T
Cold Steel, founded in 1980, is a premier knife and sword maker designing and manufacturing some of the toughest knives and swords available to the civilian market. Using only the highest quality components on state of the art machinery they have earned an exceptional reputation for making quality blades. Spend any time researching Cold Steel Knives and you will be impressed with their quality offerings.
Our 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 fuller (blood groove).
Specifications and Features:
Blade Length: 13.25"
Overall Length: 19.38"
Steel: 1055 Carbon
Weight: 18.8 oz
Handle: 6.13" Samé (Ray Skin) Handle with Black Silk Braid Cord with Brass Menuki
Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard