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Tiger Elite Japanese Katana

Hanwei TIGER ELITE Katana

Newly Redesigned, Hand Forged and Folded Powder Steel Katana
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CAS / Hanwei
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CAS / Hanwei: Elite Series

Product Description

This Tiger Elite Japanese katana has been completely re-designed from the ground up. The sword combines CAS/Hanwei's premium Performance Series blade with top-quality traditional fittings for a superior katana that delivers excellent cutting performance and real pride-of-ownership.

The steel is hand-forged and folded K120C powder steel which has been differentially tempered via traditional claying techniques, producing an effective HRC60 edge and stable HRC40 back. The hamon is gorgeous and very prominant, and the hada is equally as impressive, revealing the detail of the steel's folded structure. The top-quality fittings are done in blackened bronze and highlighted in gold.

The standout of this katana is the "stalking tiger" motif featured on the blackened iron tsuba. The finest authentic ray skin same' is covered in a premium quality Japanese cotton ito, the same top-quality cotton found on the sageo. The included traditional maintenance kit and cloth bag provide protection for your quality Tiger Elite Katana.


Key Features:

  • Hand Forged and Folded Steel Blade
  • Traditional construction
  • Superior Quality




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Superior quality
Alan (Coral Springs, Fl) 12/6/2013 9:09 AM
Just purchased from SOTE. Packed securely and wrapped in katana cotton sack. Light coating of oil for protection from moisture. Blade is amazingly sharp and fitted well. Tsuba and all attachments tight with good wrapping of ray skin handle. Noted well defined detail on hamon with balance point just ahead of handle. Flawless finish and only few scuffs marks on tiger motif. Bo hi well executed on sword in this price range. Was highly recommended by Mr. Cook of SOTE and he is correct. Cheaper swords are cheaper swords. For Chinese import from Hanwei these are the best.
John (Massachusetts) 11/26/2012 12:18 AM
I have had my Paul Chen Tiger katana for about six or seven years now. I have years of experience and walls of instruments. This sword by far is the best thing I have ever used. It makes the most beautiful sound when it slices the air and its the kind of sharp that would cut you just looking at it. It was love at first sight. Perfection.