Cold Steel 88CWS Chinese War Sword
Few swords are more intimidating or more effective than the two handed Chinese War Sword. Its huge, wide blade will shear through armor as if it were butter, not to mention mere flesh and bones. There is nothing clumsy or awkward about this sword. Its 14" cord wrapped grip, "S" shaped guard, and steel ring pommel all work in concert to make it a well balanced weapon that's unbelievably fast and agile. The War Sword includes a leather sheath
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- Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon
- Rc hardness: 60-64
- Blade Length: 23 1/4"
- Handle Length: 14 1/2"
- Length Overall: 37 3/4"
- Weight: 57.7 oz.
- Country of Origin: China
More about 1055 Carbon steel:
1055 steel is right on the border between a medium and a high carbon steel, with a carbon content between 0.50%-0.60% and with manganese between 0.60%-0.90% as the only other component. The carbon content and lean alloy make this a shallow hardening steel with a quenched hardness between Rc 60-64 depending on exact carbon content. These combination of factors make this one of the toughest steels available because, when quenched, it produces a near saturated lathe martensite with no excess carbides, avoiding the brittleness of higher carbon materials. This steel is particularly blades of almost legendary toughness.