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Hunter Katana

hunter katana
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Forge:
CAS / Hanwei
Part Number:
sh2471
Your Price:
$1,099.00

Product Description

Another great addition to the Paul Chen Cas Hanwei Line. The Hunter Katana is forged in the popular shiogi zukuri style and has an L6 Bainite steel that is very desirable in a serious blade. If you need

a really heavy duty cutter this may be the sword you have been looking for. It can handle whatever you throw at it and then some. It has a matching wakizashi too so you can have a complete set.

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.

Overall: 41 1/4"
Blade Length: 27 5/8"
Handle Length: 12 1/4"
Weight: 2lb 12oz
Point of Balance: 4 1/2"

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