CS88ABK: 88ABK Gold Lion Katana Sword
The Cold Steel Gold Lion Katana represents a Samurais every day carry sword for personal protection, and the defense of his Lord, his family and his home. Significantly lighter than some of the other Cold Steel other heavier-duty Katanas, it is not only faster in-hand, but easier and more comfortable to carry when tucked into an Obi and worn all day.
The Katana’s Menuki bears the symbol of the Japanese Shisa (Lion Dog) a guardian or protector - a fitting motif for this beautiful lightweight sword.
Measuring just under thirty inches, the Gold Lion Katana's blade is made from expertly hand honed and highly polished Damascus steel, with a Hamaguri grind, peaked Iori Mune spine and undulating clay-tempered Hamon.
The black iron Tsuba, Fuchi and Kashira all have gleaming 24 carat gold leaf accents and the handle features white ray-skin and a black silk cord wrap.
- Overall Length: 41.25 in.
- Blade Length: 30.0 in.
- Blade Thickness: 6.0 mm
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel
- Blade Finish: Polished
- Edge Type: PlainEdge
- Handle Length: 11.25 in.
- Handle Material: Samé (Ray Skin) Handle w/ Black Braid Cord w/ Brass Menuki
- Handle Color: Black
- Weight: 28.70 oz.
- Sheath: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard
- Knife Type: Sword
- Brand: Cold Steel
- Model: Gold Lion Katana
- Model Number: 88ABK