Cold Steel 88T O Tanto - Emperor Series - 13 1/4" Blade - SPECIAL ORDER ITEM

Cold Steel 88T O Tanto - Emperor Series - 13 1/4" Blade - SPECIAL ORDER ITEM

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Cold Steel 88T Emperor Series Swords

Cold Steel's factory has used only traditional materials for these Japanese sword's fittings. The Tsuba (guard), Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), are expertly made and finely crafted from black iron. The Habaki (blade collar), is hand made of nickel-silver brass and each hilt is covered in Same' (ray skin) and tightly wrapped in the traditional style with black cord. A beautiful brass Menuki (a small, ornamental sculpture inserted between the ray skin and the cord wrappings on the handle) enhances the sword's aesthetic appearance and makes for a sword that is as traditional looking as it can possibly be made. Each Emperor series sword comes complete with a black lacquered scabbard and a blue/violet cover storage/transport bag.
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  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Rc hardness: 60-64
  • Blade Shape: Tanto
  • Blade Length: 13 1/4"
  • Handle Length: 6 1/8"
  • Length Overall: 19 3/8"
  • Weight: 18.8 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.</p