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Swords > Samurai Swords > Emperor Series 440 Stainless Steel Samurai Sword

Emperor Series 440 Stainless Steel Samurai Sword by Emperor Series

Emperor Series 440 Stainless Steel Samurai Sword

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Made of the finest quality 440 stainless steel. The look of these swords is unmatched by any other series!
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      The colorful woven cord handles are accented by a matching woven waist cord on the scabbard. The scabbards are made from a lacquered aluminum with a granite-like design. The highly polished blade has been tempered, sharpened and true-wave frosted along the edge.
    • Made of #440 Stainless Steel
    • Katana/Daito is 38-1/2" long. Handle is 9"
    • Wakizashi / Shoto is 24-1/2" long
    • Together they make a truly amazing set!

    • Order your favorite color(s) today!


      • Overall Length: 25 1/2"
      • Blade Length: 18 1/2"
      • Weight: 1.75lbs.


      • Overall Length: 39"
      • Blade Length: 30"
      • Weight: 2.45lbs.
      Please Note: All of our weapons are intended for light practice and form training only. They are not made for live combat or repeated impact against hard surfaces.

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    I ordered this sword yesterday, and have yet to get it. but I have been searching up information on swords and I found out that if you want a battle ready fully functional sword then get a high carbon sword, you should never get a stainless steel sword because they are so fragile and won't keep an edge. I wish i would have known that sooner then i never would have gotten this sword. I'm just warning everybody that wants a fully functional sword not to get this one. but for a display piece its excellent.  
    by: matta36456   
    5/2/2008 9:38:19 PM
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    When will the Emperor 440 return

    It seems that lately what I want is out of stock. So when will the Samurai swords return, and at what price? I'm not in a hurry but really like these two items. I know that 440 stainless does not hold an edge, and more about the properties of that metal that most others whom would buy them. I made and refined this wonderful steel years ago for Rolls Royce engines, and others. so please give me a heads up on there return and price points. Thank you for your time.  
    by: C. Neal Rutledge   
    5/6/2012 4:56:06 AM
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    Hi Neal. Unfortunately I don't believe we'll be able to refresh our stock in these swords for awhile. Hopefully we can find comparable models in the near future!
    by: okiken108    
    5/7/2012 12:10:10 PM
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    When I bought this sword I was worried that it was cheaply made but when i received it, it was so much better then I thought. This is a very beautiful sword.  
    by: crazyrunninfool22   
    12/19/2011 9:01:46 PM
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    practice sword

    I've been told that sword that are meant as display sword may often come apart aftermtime. Is this an ACTUAL practice sword or a display sword?  
    by: pyrosage   
    6/28/2011 4:44:40 AM
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    This is a display sword, and if used hard would not hold up as well as an iaito or shinken.
    by: okiken108    
    6/29/2011 1:07:53 PM
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    Sword choice...


    My son needs a sword for weapons katas and I'm having a hard time picking one. I understand that he should not have a sharpened sword (he's 12). Is it possible to get this sword or something like it that is not sharpened? All the other ones that I see on your website are either sharpened or wooden. Thanks!  
    by: klduck   
    5/21/2011 10:16:01 AM
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    Hi klduck. You're right about our sword selection - it tends to be either fairly sharp, or wooden. What your son really needs is an iaito. Those come unsharpened, well balanced, and with slightly lighter metal and construction for improved practice.

    This website here - http://www.chenessinc.com/iaito.htm has a jr size iaito with blunted blade edge at a reasonable price. I think it would be perfect.
    by: okiken108    
    5/23/2011 3:59:25 PM
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    Blade Make Up?

    Does this sword's cutting ability, strength, and durability match that of the original carbon steel katana used by traditional samurai?  
    by: Green_Dragon   
    10/1/2010 8:14:37 PM
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    Hi Green Dragon. No, a stainless steel sword does not match up to a high carbon blade. The original samurai katana that were carefully crafted with high carbon were more durable and kept a sharper edge for longer.

    The tradeoff for that was a high propensity toward rusting. Also high carbon swords required craftsmanship, and to this day high carbon swords are very expensive.

    Stainless steel swords do not match the functionality of original katana but are much easier on the wallet.

    A sword like the one shown here is good for display, iaido/kenjutsu practice, and maybe some light tameshigiri, but I wouldn't push that too far.
    by: okiken108    
    10/4/2010 3:53:48 PM
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    i have children in the house should i hide it or is it ok just to slip it beside the bed and not worry about accidents   
    by: meatl45   
    8/16/2010 2:05:06 AM
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    Hey meatl. My advise is to definitely worry about accidents. I understand you'll want the sword handy for home intrusion purposes, but it's far more likely that your kids will get a hold of it. I recommend storing it somewhere up high on the wall that only you can reach. It will be accessible to you but not to them (and will look good as display).
    by: okiken108    
    8/16/2010 4:54:10 PM
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    I would say worry is never a good option. Instead, instruct your children about the nature of the weapon so that you will remove curiosity from their minds. Wisdom and instruction go a lot further than fear and worry.
    by: Mr Lavala  
    12/20/2010 2:12:08 AM
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    Cutting ability

    I'm currently looking into by one of these swords and was just wondering the cutting power of it. I know its only for display purposes, I am just curious to know how well a 440 stainless steel sword can cut.  
    by: Nick   
    7/23/2010 3:23:41 PM
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    Here's a neat youtube channel that might help. The individual demonstrates cutting ability for off-the-shelf swords such as this one: http://www.youtube.com/user/SwordBuyersGuide
    by: okiken108    
    7/23/2010 3:44:32 PM
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    I am very happy with this sword. I got the crimson daito and it is very sturdy, and well made. It is also a good looking sword. The design is simple but beautiful and the color is very rich.  
    by: zilith   
    8/10/2008 11:41:03 PM
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    I bought this sword and thought It would be of bad quality but it was a great product  
    by: kennethgodden1   
    6/11/2008 2:41:57 PM
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    I purchased the Shoto version of this sword recently, and I was very impressed. Its sturdy, sharp, well balanced and the blade does not waver at all. The edge had some extremely minor faults, but at the price I paid it was much better than I had expected. The edge also cuts cleanly and appears to be well angled. I recommend this product.  
    by: salokai   
    11/3/2007 1:20:49 PM
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    This was my first real sword purchased. It is very sharp and you can easily cut yourself if you aren't careful enough. I will definitely buy from this site again in the future.  
    by: emrfish6   
    7/10/2007 10:14:11 PM
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    very good sword

    This sword is really sharp and is very durable. I recommend this sword to anyone who is thinking about getting it.  
    by: anonymous
    9/27/2006 8:34:46 PM
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    I love it

    This is a great sword I can cut into a 5 inch solid peace of bamboo.  
    by: anonymous
    6/21/2006 1:31:21 PM
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    Great sword, I agree

    I have bought this sword and used it on many hiking trip. The blade has held out nicely cutting through all sorts of logs on my excursions. The sheath is a little damaged but that can be expected from the types of woods I've been through. If I ever need a good overall sword again I will buy another one of these.  
    by: grandmasterchikara   
    5/6/2006 8:57:30 PM
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    cool sword!

    Even though I have not bought this sword, I am very impressed by the length of the blade and shealth itself. When I can buy this sword , I know I wont be disappointed.  
    by: kenshi   
    5/1/2006 10:06:22 PM
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    wakizashi crazy

    For a little wakizashi sword it cuts smooth and easy. Best wakizashi sword money could buy. For only $65, it beats all of the other prices. I sliced straight threw a 4 inch thick bamboo with no damage to the blade. Awesome sword, and even better price!  
    by: dragonmaster   
    3/18/2006 1:56:42 AM
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    Very Nice

    This is a very nice sword for the price, it is solid and built very well.

    It's a little heavy, but for training purposes I highly recommend it.Be WARNED, the edge is very sharp.Be Safe.  
    by: RotorJunkie   
    7/6/2005 6:02:31 PM
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