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Cold Steel 88BOK Warrior Series O Katana 36" Carbon Steel Blade

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Part Number: CS88BOK
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $659.99
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CS88BOK: Warrior Series | O Katana
Cold Steel

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 battle ready 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.
  • Item Number: 88BOK
  • Name: Warrior Series (O Katana)
  • Blade Length: 36"
  • Overall Length: 49"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 48 oz
  • Handle: 13" Samé (Ray Skin) Handle w/ Black Braid & Brass Menuki
  • Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard

UPC Code: 705442005315

1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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5 out of 5
Apr 21, 2013
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Usable, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish
Cold Steel Warrior Series O Katana 36"
I agree with the other reviewers for this Cold Steel sword. I'm no sword expert but this thing doesn't feel like a toy. I would not want to be on the receiving end of this thing. As another reviewer said, the brass could be better but I didn't buy this sword as a wall hanger show piece. This is a tool and should come in handy if movie grade Zombies ever invade the neighborhood. Until then it should work well for harvesting wheat.
5 out of 5
Nov 30, 2012
Pros: Materials, Usable, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish
The only thing I can find about this sword I don't like is the finish of the brass on the handle area. I will probably never use this for anything other than look at but it is very sharp and sturdy.
5 out of 5
Oct 02, 2011
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
36" Warrior Katana
This thing is a man cleaver!! I must say, if you watch the youtube video on this sword, you will not be disappointed by the no nonsense truth that is displayed about these cold steel katanas. It came frighteningly sharp out of the box. I have since been unable to stop admiring the overall quality of it and showing it off. The weight, sharpness, and solid construction are the best parts to this beauty. The only con I can say is that it's a heck of a draw from the scabbard. If you have long arms, it's not much of a problem. I highly recommend this item to anyone interested in studying the Japanese blade.
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