Cold Steel 88BT O Tanto (Warrior Series). The Japanese swords of the Cold Steel Imperial Series have proven, since their initial introduction almost two years ago, to be quite popular with many of our customers. Still, we are aware that there are some people who want a battle ready sword but hope to find one at a more affordable price. Cold Steel's new Warrior Series addresses this problem directly. To reduce the costliness of the blades, they have omitted the expensive mirror polishing used on the Imperial swords to create a new series of Japanese swords with a more practical finish. The Warrior Series swords are very handsome in their own right and share the same steel, heat treatment, and sharpness as their more expensive Imperial counterparts. Like the Imperial swords, they have Samé covered, cord wrapped handles and quality fittings. If you're in the market for a strong, good looking, reasonably priced Japanese sword we know you'll be happy to own one of these.
Specifications: Weight: 19.4 oz., Blade Thickness: 9/32", Blade Length: 13 1/4", Handle: 6" Samé (Ray Skin), black braid cord with brass Menuki, Steel: 1050 High Carbon, Overall Length: 19 1/4", Sheath: Black Lacquered Wood Scabbard.