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Cold Steel Dragonfly Swords

Cold Steel Dragonfly Swords
The classic Japanese katana in all its incarnations has been celebrated for centuries, not only for its elegant lines and simple beauty, but also for the technique and skill that went into its construction.

Most swords offered today are interpretive copies of antiquities from feudal Japan. They were made for warrior's of small stature who seldom rose above five and a half feet. As skillfully designed as these swords are, they may not be perfectly suited for the twenty first century martial artist, who benefited from contemporary advances in childhood nutrition and healthcare and grew up to be a substantially taller, stronger, and more athletic version of his historical counterpart.

As a way of compensating for this size disparity, Cold Steel has created the Dragonfly Series. These swords feature thicker, wider and heavier blades, which mirror our Imperial Series in respect to heat treatment, polish, quality of furnishings, and attention to detail, but with a few new departures.

Most noticeable are the distinctive teal-green silk cord-wrap and black samé (ray skin) used on the handles and the black iron furniture that bears the dragonfly motif. Also, the polished blades are more strongly curved than our Imperial blades and terminate in a long “iris leaf” point for maximum cutting and slashing potential. Additionally, these swords come with two protective bags. There is a blue travel bag and an intricately decorative display bag that's made from the finest heavy silk metallic brocade.

Cold Steel Dragonfly Katana

Product Code: CS-88DK

Cold Steel Dragonfly Katana

Specifications

  Imperial Metric
Weight 36.96oz 1.05kg
Blade Thickness 516" 7.9mm
Blade Length 29¼" 74.3cm
Handle 10¼" 26.0cm
Handle Details Ray Skin
Steel Carbon Steel - 1055
Overall 40¾" 1.04m
Scabbard Wood

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Price

560.95 / 617.05

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Cold Steel Dragonfly Wakizashi

Product Code: CS-88DW

Cold Steel Dragonfly Wakizashi

Specifications

  Imperial Metric
Weight 30.24oz 0.86kg
Blade Thickness 516" 7.9mm
Blade Length 22" 55.9cm
Handle 9½" 24.1cm
Handle Details Ray Skin
Steel Carbon Steel - 1060
Overall 31½" 80.0cm
Scabbard Wood

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455.95 / 501.55

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Cold Steel Dragonfly Wakizashi Long

Product Code: CS-88DWK

Cold Steel Dragonfly Wakizashi Long
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Specifications

  Imperial Metric
Weight 48oz 1.36kg
Blade Length 22" 55.9cm
Handle 1118" 28.3cm
Handle Details Ray Skin
Steel 1060 Carbon
Overall 3318" 84.1cm
Scabbard Wood

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Price

468.95 / 515.84

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