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Cold Steel Emperor Katana

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Product description

  • One of the toughest Samurai Swords in the world
  • Unbelievable samurai sword used for tameshigiri or cutting practice
  • Made from 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Comes complete with Black Lacquered Saya
  • All traditionally made fittings


Cold Steel Emperor Katana Description


The best Katana Cold Steel produce. This Cold Steel Emperor Katana has a fully sharpened blade made from1055 carbon steel. Careful techniques, including heat treating and hand polishing give this samurai sword a mirror finish in places.


The fittings for the Cold Steel Emperor Katana have been given the same care. All traditional materials including nickel / silver brass. These pieces include the Tsuba, (guard) Fuchi (collar), and Kashira (pommel), and Habaki (blade collar). The handle grip is covered with traditional ray skin and a beautiful Menuki Iis held in palce by the crod wrapping. Again doen in a traaditianl way.


Complete with the sword comes a black lacquered scabbard or saya and a blue cover bag.


Watch the video on what they do to these samurai swords to put them through there paces. You have to see it to believe it. This is one of the toughest forged steel samurai swords in the world. Ideal for tameshigiri or cutting practice.


Watch this incredibly Cheesy Video on the Cold Steel Emperor Katana


Beware: This is the cheesiest video you will have ever watched. It does, however, demonstrate very well what the samurai sword is capable of.



Sizing of the Cold Steel Emperor Katana


  • Total Length inc. Saya: 75inches or 1.09cm
  • Overall Length of Sword: 75 inches or 1.04cm
  • Blade Length: 5 inches or 74.9cm
  • Blade Thickness: 81 inches or 7.1mm
  • Handle Length: 25 inches or 28.6cm
  • Saya / Scabbard Length: 5 inches or 80cm

  • Weight: 41.4oz or 1.17kg


If you have any further questions on this, please contact us at our shop to discuss your best choice, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]


Law and Legality on the Cold Steel Emperor Katana


In April 2008, the UK government introduced a Sword Ban, this covered all curved blades longer than 50cm. As part of this outright ban, there were still some exceptions. Martial artists could still buy them, any sword made in Japan before 1953 and any sword made in Japan using traditional methods.


Let’s digress slightly as it’ll be useful in a minute. Swords made using traditional methods means being either folded steel or forged steel.


Then a few months later in August 2008, the government revised this ban and decided to take Japan out of the law. Therefore, any martial arts practitioner can buy a Katana or Samurai Swords, as a shop we are also able to sell the swords as long as they are made with traditional methods. All of the Japanese swords at Enso are either forged or folded.


One item that can be an issue is the Iaito as many are made with stainless steel.


What the ban has done is clear the market of ‘Junk’. Ornamental poor quality swords that could never be used for training or practice anyway, personally I think this a good thing and get the swords that were ‘on the street’ off and leaves us martial arts practitioner alone and let us get on with our training. Good news all round.


Shipping your Cold Steel Emperor Katana

We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you. 


We can send your item(s) in the following ways:


Royal Mail 2nd Class signed - Pretty slow service but will get there eventually. We will try and post it the same day the order comes to us, but not always possible for us. More than likely we will post the next day or day after that. Only possible for small lightweight items, as heavy items are more expensive than UPS. 


UPS Standard - Order before 12pm and we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next day. If you order after 12pm we can still pack it and have it ready but it is less likely to be collected the same day (still possible though, depends when the UPS man comes) and will arrive the day after that. 


UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows:


  • Europe: 2-3 working days
  • USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days
  • All other destinations: 4-7 working days.



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