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PAUL CHEN CAS HANWEI SH2471 HUNTER KATANA SWORD WITH SCABBARD
PAUL CHEN CAS HANWEI SH2471 HUNTER KATANA SWORD WITH SCABBARD

PAUL CHEN CAS HANWEI SH2471 HUNTER KATANA SWORD WITH SCABBARD

  • $1,699.99


L6 / Bainite Samurai Sword in Shobu Zukuri style

The Hunter Katana is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade in the Shinogi Zukuri style, and featuring superb koshirae, the Hunter is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and green striped lacquered saya compliment the blackened tsuba with golden accents, featuring a raptor stalking his next prey.

Bainite is a structure of high-carbon steel that combines great strength with excellent flexibility and shock absorption characteristics. It has been known as an exemplary Katana blade component for a number of years but its use has been restricted to a few top-class master smiths, due to the difficulties involved in performing the exacting heat treatment procedures necessary for the production of a Bainite blade body in combination with the very hard Martensite Yakiba (edge section) required for Katana blades.

Hanwei has now mastered this difficult process, using billets of L-6 tool steel (a very tough high-carbon low-alloy steel) as a starting point. Blades are forged and shaped in the normal way, then carefully heat treated to achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Key Features:

L6/Bainite Blade

Silk sageo

Traditional Construction

Hunter Katana

SPECIFICATIONS

Overall: 41 1/4"

Blade Length: 27 5/8"

Handle Length: 12 1/4"

Weight: 2lb 12oz

Point of Balance: 4 1/2"

Blade Steel: L6

Specs will vary slightly

from piece to piece.

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