Hand Forged High Carbon Steel Blade - Differentially Hardened
In 1876, the Samurai were banned from carrying their swords. This attempt to end a thousand year tradition was not received well by the proud warrior class and the "stick katana" was born. Innocuous walking canes now concealed the revered blades, but the katana lived on.
The Hanwei Bamboo Stick Katana combines an artfully carved bamboo scabbard and handle with a blade (nagasa) that is hand-forged in 1065 high-carbon steel and is differentially hardened using a traditional claying method. The edge hardness and resilient blade body produced by this technique embody the true secret of the Samurai sword
Other companies make a bamboo stick sword but this Hanwei is by far the highest quality we have seen.
Note: These photos show the finish as being more yellow than it actually is. The true coloring is exactly like a piece of bamboo.
Hand forged and tempered blade
Genuine temper line
High quality full tang construction
Overall length: 39 1/4"
Blade length: 27 1/4"
Handle length: 11 1/2"
Weight: 1lb 13oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.12"
Width at Tip: .75"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .17"
You must be 18 to purchase this battle ready Japanese katana.