Over the last 10 years of so, Cold Steel have gained a reputation for making some of the toughest weapons in the world. They produce a whole range of weapons but only a few are for martial arts, included in in this is the Cold Steel Warrior Katana. This is designed for people looking for a ‘battle ready’ Katana and don’t want to pay mega money for it, the Cold Steel Warrior Katana is a perfect solution. They are a great looking samurai sword and share the same steel, heat treatment and sharpness as the Cold Steel Emperor Katana.
It has a super sleek design, very classical and comes complete with a black lacquered scabbard or Saya and a dark blue cover bag. The handle made from ray skin with a black braided cord wrapping up a brass menuki. The steel used to make the blade is 1055 Carbon, so extremely tough and all dimensions are very standard for cutting katana. It is a great looking samurai sword and if you’re looking for a tough, sensibly priced, reliable sword for tameshigiri or cutting practice this is a great place to start and you won’t be disappointed.
This is what Cold Steel say about the Cold Steel Warrior Katana:
"The Japanese swords of the Imperial Series have proven, since their initial introduction almost five years ago, to be quite popular with many of our customers. Still, we are aware that there are some people who want a functional sword but hope to find one at a more affordable price. Our Warrior Series addresses this problem directly. In our efforts to reduce the costliness of the blades, we have omitted the expensive mirror polishing that we used on our 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. All come complete with a black lacquered scabbard and a blue/violet cover bag."
“This katana is a serious piece of kit and will need maintaining like any good katana. Make sure you have a method of cleaning it regularly, we definitely recommend getting a cleaning kit”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
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@example.com
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.
Beware: This is the cheesiest video you have ever watched, not particularly aimed at a European Market, you’ll know what I mean when you watch it. It does however, demonstrate very well what the samurai sword is capable of.
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:
Courier Tracked and Insured - Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.
Hermes - In our experience an extremely slow service, we cannot guarantee it will arrive. It isn’t insured or tracked. If you want this pitiful service and your parcel thrown into a random hedge near your house, if you're lucky, just to save about £2 the go for us. Good luck
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.