Battle Ready Katana with Hand forged 5160 Carbon Steel Blade
The Raptor Series, a new sword line from Paul Chen and Hanwei, is a series of cutting katanas which has been designed for the practitioner who does not necessarily have access to traditional cutting mats, but wishes to practice and perfect his cutting technique. The blade of the Raptor katana is hand forged in 5160 high carbon steel and is specifically heat treated to produce very high resilience and greater tolerance to misdirected cuts than a conventionally differentially tempered blade. The edge geometry is configured to facilitate the cutting of both soft and semi hard materials without chipping, allowing the user a wider range of targets.
The Raptor Shobu-Zukuri (Iris Leaf) blade has an elegant shape and powerful cutting ability. Notable for the absence of a Yokote transition, this blade design became popular during the Nanbokucho era (1336 ~1392 AD) and its popularity continued into the Muromachi period.
Hand forged 5160 Shobu Zukuri shaped carbon steel blade
Cotton "battle wrapped" tsuka
Specifically heat treated to withstand the rigors of bad cuts
Great sword for beginners or for users that do not have access to cutting mats
Excellent balance and cutting ability
Overall length: 43"
Blade length: 29"
Handle length: 13"
Weight: 2lb 11oz
You must be at least 18 to purchase this battle ready katana.