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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.

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Most swords offered today are interpretive copies of antiquities from feudal Japan. They were made for warrior’s of small stature who seldom rose above five and a half feet. As skillfully 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 our Emperor Series in respect to heat treatment, polish, quality of furnishings, and attention to detail, but with a few new 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 our 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.


Blade Length: 22"
Overall Length: 31 1/2"
Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon
Point of Balance: 4 1/2"
Weight: 27.4 oz
Scabbard: Black Lacquered Wood
Handle: 9 1/2"
Samé (Ray Skin) Handle w/ Teal Green Cord with Brass Menuki

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

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*WARNING: Contents May Be Too Extreme For Some Viewers.

Dragonfly Series Series: 88DW Wakizashi, 88DK Katana, and 88DT O Tanto.

Cold Steel demonstrates the toughness of their blades in rugged field testing of various types of targets, many of which intended to show extreme conditions and not reflect normal use of the product being demonstrated. The type of cutting shown in these videos should never be attempted by those who do not have professional training in handling a sword, sharp weapon or cutting instrument.

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