Toggle menu
+1 (203) 858-5353

CS88ABK, "Golden Lion Katana", by Cold Steel Inc., Free Shipping, MSRP ($899.95), Damascus Steel



MSRP: $899.95

Our Price: $719.96
(You save $179.99)
MPN:
CS88ABK
Condition:
New
CS88ABK, "Golden Lion Katana", by Cold Steel Inc., Free Shipping, MSRP ($899.95), Damascus Steel
Wishlist
Some items require 30-45 days to be manufactured and shipped. Please call (203) 858-5353 for more information.

Product Description

Cold Steel Inc. is a knife and tool company dedicated to military, law enforcement Special units, emergency services personnel, self defense professionals and martial artists alike.

DESCRIPTION:

88ABK Gold Lion Katana represents a Samuraiƒ??s ƒ??every day carry swordƒ? for personal protection, and the defense of his Lord, his family and his home. Significantly lighter than some of our other heavier-duty Katanas, it is not only faster in-hand, but easier and more comfortable to carry when tucked into an Obi and worn all day. The Katanaƒ??s Menuki bears the symbol of the Japanese Shisa (Lion Dog) a guardian or protector - a fitting motif for this beautiful lightweight sword. Measuring just under thirty inches, the Gold Lion Katanaƒ??s blade is made from expertly hand honed and highly polished Damascus steel, with an Hamaguri grind, peaked Lori Mune spine and undulating clay-tempered Hamon. The black iron Tsuba, Fuchi and Kashira all have gleaming 24 carat gold leaf accents and the handle features white ray-skin and a black silk cord wrap.
(Photo colors may not match the actual colors)

Special Note:

Hamaguri grind blade, peaked Iori Mune spine, and clay-tempered Hamon. Black braid cord handle with brass Menuki featuring Japanese Shisa (lion dog) motif. Black lacquered wood scabbard. Boxed.

Specifications

Specifications Free economy shipping within the contiguous US to a terminal near you
Specifications 15 days return, or exchange - see Terms and Conditions
Specifications Crafted By Cold Steel
Specifications WEIGHT: 28.7 oz.
Specifications THICKNESS: 6mm
Specifications HEAD: No
Specifications HAMMER FACE: No
Specifications PRIMARY EDGE: No
Specifications HAWK LENGTH: No
Specifications HEIGHT: No
Specifications BLADE LENGTH: 30"
Specifications HANDLE: 11 1/4"
Specifications STEEL/MATERIAL: Damascus
Specifications OVERALL: 41 1/4"
Specifications ADDITIONAL FEATURE: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard. Sam?? (Ray Skin) Handle with Black Braid Cord and Brass Menuki.
Specifications Built for Martial Artists
Specifications Made in China
Specifications 1 Package Includes:
  1 * Assembled katana with saya
  1 * Cotton katana bag
  1 * Sword certificate

More Details

The Art of Japanese Style Sword Making

The forging of a Japanese sword is a subtle and careful process, an art that has developed over the centuries as much in response to stylistic and aesthetic considerations as to technical improvements.

Each blade typically took many days or weeks, and was considered a sacred art, traditionally accompanied by a large panoply of Shinto religious rituals. As with many complex endeavors, rather than a single craftsman, several artists were involved. There was a smith to forge the rough shape, often a second smith (apprentice) to fold the metal, a specialist polisher, and even a specialist for the edge itself. Often, there were sheath, hilt, and tsuba specialists as well.

Blades were often forged with different profiles, different blade thicknesses, and varying amounts of grind. Wakizashi and tant were not simply a scaled-down katana; they were often forged without ridge (hira-zukuri) or other such forms which were found on the katana.

Today, swords are still being made by modern artisans; some pursue the traditional methods while others apply modern tools, techniques and materials to the craft. A great number of commercially available swords are being made in China with modern tools and materials employing traditional methods. Letƒ??s remember that steel-making was imported into Japan from China, via Koreaƒ??The steel used in the Chinese swords, called "chi-kang" (combined steel), was similar to pattern welding, and edges of it were often forge welded to a back of soft iron, or "jou thieh." In trying to copy the Chinese method, the ancient Japanese smiths paid much attention to the various properties of steel, and worked to combine them to produce an internal macro-structure that would provide a similar combination of hardness and toughness.

About Cold Steel Inc.

Cold Steel, Incorporated was founded in 1980, a company dedicated to making the strongest, sharpest, knives, swords, tomahawks, machetes, cutlery, tools in the world. Over the last three decades, Cold Steel has been at the forefront of the many innovations that have helped to define the knife industry as a whole. ?ÿCold Steel builds innovative, legendary knives known for their strength and sharpness. Progressive accomplishment, including the introduction of the checked Kraton handles, and the tanto point blade styles have gone from curiously interesting features to industry-wide hallmarks of quality and sophistication. New ground was also broken with the introduction of unique new blade steels like San Mai III?? and Tri-Adƒ?› Lock & locking mechanism for folding knives. Choose between hundreds of discounted Cold Steel knives and swords. At RDMS Store, our inventory is packed with these great blades.

Warning

Specifications Free economy shipping within the contiguous US to a terminal near you
Specifications 15 days return, or exchange - see Terms and Conditions
Specifications Crafted By Cold Steel
Specifications WEIGHT: 28.7 oz.
Specifications THICKNESS: 6mm
Specifications HEAD: No
Specifications HAMMER FACE: No
Specifications PRIMARY EDGE: No
Specifications HAWK LENGTH: No
Specifications HEIGHT: No
Specifications BLADE LENGTH: 30"
Specifications HANDLE: 11 1/4"
Specifications STEEL/MATERIAL: Damascus
Specifications OVERALL: 41 1/4"
Specifications ADDITIONAL FEATURE: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard. Sam?? (Ray Skin) Handle with Black Braid Cord and Brass Menuki.
Specifications Built for Martial Artists
Specifications Made in China
Specifications 1 Package Includes:
  1 * Assembled katana with saya
  1 * Cotton katana bag
  1 * Sword certificate

WE DO NOT SELL WEAPONS TO ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. THESE ARE REAL WEAPONS AND AS SUCH THEY ARE VERY SHARP AND SHOULD ALWAYS BE TREATED WITH CARE. BE CAREFUL TO NEVER PUT YOURSELF OR ANYONE ELSE IN DANGER. RED DOT MARKETING SOLUTIONS, LLC d/b/a RDMS, ITS EMPLOYEES AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, OR LOSS INCURRED BY USE OR MISUSE OF ANY MERCHANDISE SOLD ON THIS SITE. IT IS THE PURCHASERS' RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLY WITH LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS AND/OR STATUTES. PURCHASE OF MERCHANDISE IMPLIES AGREEMENT AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE ABOVE.

Product Videos

Product Reviews

(No reviews yet) Write a Review