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The ever-popular Practical Katana (SH1070), Wakizashi (SH2061) and Tanto (SH2254) samurai swords from Hanwei give the martial artist the opportunity to own and use a Hanwei sword at the cost of an economy sword. The blades are forged and differentially hardened, using the same process as the more expensive blades and producing an HRC60 edge and HRC40 back. The temper line is authentic and prominent. Cost savings are effected by using fittings which, while making no claims to authenticity, are very strongly built to withstand the rigors of cutting exercises in the dojo.


Overall: 12”, 30cm
Blade Length: 7”, 17.5cm
Handle Length: 4”, 10cm
Weight: 200 grams
Point of Balance: 1", 2.5cm
Sori: 1/4", 6mm
Blade Steel: 1566

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.


1566 Carbon Steel Information

A high-carbon and manganese spring steel used by Hanwei in many of their differentially hardened Japanese swords and through-hardened medieval swords. This deep hardening steel provides a consistent microstructure ensuring a long life and excellent edge holding in demanding applications.1566 Steel Composition: 0.6-0.7C 0.85-1.15Mn

Practical Tanto Japanese Samurai Dagger 1566 Carbon Steel Live Blade

SKU: SH2254
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