Competition Cutting Sword
While Japanese sword cutting competitions have been popular for many decades, there has been little or no interest in exploring the cutting potential of Western swords until very recently. Now in response to this awakening, Cold Steel® would like to encourage it by offering their own Competition Cutting Sword.
Broadly based on the Arbedo, it’s intended for contests using rope, mailing tubes, tatami mats and similar soft targets. The thin, wide, double-edged blade is hand-forged from 1055 high carbon steel with a hard spring temper and is delivered fully sharpened and polished.
For maximum control and leverage when attempting big cutting feats, Cold Steel®’s Competition Cutting Sword comes with a substantial leather-covered wood handle that will accommodate one or both hands. To protect your fingers and fend off opposing blades, a simple yet effective double quillon steel guard is provided. To help counter balance its wide blade, it’s supplied with an attractive flared, lozenge-shaped steel pommel and comes encased in a thick and sturdy, black leather scabbard with matching steel throat and chape.
1055 High Carbon Steel
The carbon content and lean alloy of this shallow hardening steel make this a very sturdy material that avoids a lot of the brittleness commonly associated with higher carbon materials. Particularly suited to blades requiring impact resistance, it’s often seen in large fixed blades and swords.
– Blade material: 1055 high carbon steel
– Overall length: approx. 108.6 cm
– Blade length: approx. 77.5 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 3.6 mm
– Handle: approx. 31.1 cm, leather-covered wood
– Weight: approx. 1440 g
– Incl. leather scabbard with steel fittings
– Cold Steel® Product No.: 88HS