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Hanwei Hunter Katana

SH2471

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Hanwei Hunter Katana SH2471. Luxury Japanese samurai sword from hanwei. Fully functional katana, battle ready sword. New Hanwei 2012 product. L6/Bainite. Overall: 41 1/4 inches.

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Hunter Katana Hanwei SH2471

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.

L6/Bainite Steel Blade.
Silk sageo.
Traditional Construction.

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

Japanese samurai swords from Hanwei.

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