Hanwei (Paul Chen) Practical Elite Katana Samurai Sword
Differentially hardened hand forged blade
The Hanwei Practical Plus Elite katana features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton wrap (Tsuka-Ito). The full tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome Tsuba is of an iron sunburst design with a brass habaki. The Practical Plus has been extended to include all of the Performance Series blades; with three cutting styles and three iaito lengths. Maintenance kit available separately (OH1003).
Hanwei's Katana Blades embody the classical design elements of the most prolific sword design in history. With their strong Shinogi Zukuri shape that accentuates the differential heat treatment, these blades are traditionally proportioned to appeal to the collector but they will also perform well in general cutting of hard or soft targets.
Blade Length: 27"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 7oz
Point of Balance: 5"
Width at Guard: 1.35"
Width at Tip: 1.04"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .16"
This is a sharpened battle ready sword. You must be 18 years or older to purchase this katana.