The Japanese swords of the Imperial Series have proven, since their initial introduction, to be quite popular with many customers. Still, Cold Steel is aware that there are some people who want a battle ready sword but hope to find one at a more affordable price.
The Warrior Series addresses this problem directly. In Cold Steel's efforts to reduce the costliness of the blades, they have omitted the expensive mirror polishing used on the Imperial swords to create this 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 Imperial counterparts. Like the Imperial 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 Cold Steel knows you'll be happy to own one of these.
Kantana 88BKW Specifications:
Weight: 41.4 oz.
Blade Thickness: 5/16"
Blade Length: 29 1/4"
Handle: 11 1/4" Samé (Ray Skin). Black braid cord with brass Menuki
Steel: 1055 High Carbon
Overall Length: 40 1/2"
Sheath: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard and blue violet cover bag