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Cold Steel 88BWW Warrior Series Wakazashi Sword 21" Carbon Steel Blade

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Part Number: CS88BWW
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS88BWW: Warrior Series | Wakazashi
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.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 88BWW
  • Name: Warrior Series (Wakazashi)
  • Blade Length: 21"
  • Overall Length: 29 1/2"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 30.6 oz
  • Handle: 8 1/2" Samé (Ray Skin) Handle w/ Black Braid & Brass Menuki
  • Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard

UPC Code: 705442006541

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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Jere
La Canada, CA
May 21, 2013
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Practical and solid
First, you'll need to actually sharpen it. Best way I've found is with the accusharp tool sharpener (http://www2.knifecenter.com/item/AS1/Accusharp-V-Sharp-Tungston-Carbide-Replaceable-Blade-Sharpener). Mine had a slight nick in the blade in the tip area, but I've mostly worked that out with the accusharp. Overall, it's seriously solid - while possible to wield one-handed, it's definitely more comfortable with both hands on the wheel. The blade is thick, solid and that adds real weight. Careful of putting fingerprints on the thing though - it's high carbon steel, which means your prints will quickly become little patterns of rust. Best to keep it lightly oiled.
1 out of 5
Daniel
Oman
Feb 12, 2013
Pros: Usable, None
Cons: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Finish
I was quite excited to received this Wakazashi, based on Cold Steel video. Big dissapointment. Cons: Bad edgde with blurs out of the box. Kashira and Fuchi out of bad plastic. Koiguchi small, Saya large, so the blade comes out if you run with it fixed at your belt or turned upsite down. Heavy for a 21"blade. Pros: Solid blade , but an axe could also do the job.
5 out of 5
Jerry D.
Eastern OH
Jan 07, 2013
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Cold Steel Warrior Wakizashi
Great service Knife Center! Got a promptly delivered, excellent example of CS's Warrior Waki from blade tip to end of handle, very sharp, excellent craftsmanship overall_completely satisfied_hope this is the usual consistent quality control & craftsmanship at the forge in China, being so i'd recomend Cold Steel's Warrior Series to any wanting this type of sword, whether a katana, wakizashi, or tanto. I use it for its intended purpose like the Samurais did (minus cutting humans to pieces, haven't had any violent home invaders haha). My SK-5 CS Gurkha Kukri Plus (from Knife Center) is excellently crafted too, & mine is razor sharp out of the box (beyond my expectation). This wakizashi handles very well for me & is a great cutter (not used for wood cutting though), very flexible, shock resistant blade, can whack it really hard, flat of the blade, on work table & feel its spring power, doesn't phase it, strong, highly bend resistant tang also _ & for me, 'fast as a frog's tongue' but a little POB blade heavy which gives it more 'clout'. If u want to swish & whip out a sword like Toshiro Mifune did, get the katana and/or the wakizashi & build up to it til u can whip it out fast as a frog's tongue w/rapid fire cuts to boot, & u won't need a pistol or shotgun if ur violently home invaded_ lol. Knife Center's the best in my books. Would have liked a few more specs, e.g., POB, Rc blade hardness, but w/Cold Steel's Japanese style swords that's no concern to me_i also have the CS Emporer Series Wakizashi, a five star example_was called Imperial Series when i bought it, can whip it around like a switchblade, fun to work with. These are among the best made.
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