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Cold Steel Dragonfly Katana

Cold Steel Dragonfly Katana

Regular price
$899.99
Sale price
$627.00
Tax included.

The classic Japanese battle sword 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 warriors of small stature who seldom rose above five and a half feet.
As skilfully designed as these swords are, they may not be perfectly suited for the twenty first century warrior, 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 the Emperor Series in respect to heat treatment, polish, quality of furnishings, and attention to detail, but with a few 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 the Emperor 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.
Specifications:
  • Blade Length: 29 1/4"
  • Overall Length: 40 3/4"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 37.1 oz.
  • Handle: 10 1/4" Samé (Ray Skin) Handle with Teal Green Cord with Brass Menuki
  • Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard 
Shipping Dimensions:
  • Item Weight: 5.15 pounds.
  • Dimensions: 4.25" (W) x 4" (H) x 45.125" (D)
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Reviews:
This review is from the Cold Steel website, where you can buy this product for $899.99... or get it from us while it's on sale at $627!
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Good build. review by Mike on 12/12/2017
"I just received my new sword, looks great. Craftsmanship is top notch. A couple of notes about it. The sweep of the blade is more pronounced than a traditional Katana so the tip of the blade ends up around an inch or two higher than normal. Not really an issue unless you are looking for a more traditional shape. I could also see an issue with training if you are using a traditional shaped bokken as the tip striking points would be different. The weight is well balanced and the cording looks good, but the pegs in the handle could be made cleaner. The saya (scabbard) is super tight at the opening where the swords habaki gets wedged in too tight to release the blade. It may work in but could use a little more finish sanding. Right now if I push it in too much the blade is stuck and very hard to get out. Also the inside of the saya is rough and leaves a lot of particles (looks like sawdust) on the blade when it is drawn, also not really an issue but with the price of this blade I would expect a bit more attention to detail. Over all this thing is great! I wish they made an exact copy without a live edge so you could practice with the actual weight of this sword as the swing weight is much heavier than a bokken."