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Our Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community. Designed for maximum cutting power in heavy targets, these latest Practical XLs katanas combine the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of our Practical fittings. The blades in the cutting styles are forged from 1566 steel and differentially hardened in the traditional manner, producing an edge hardness of HRC60 and spine hardness of HRC40. The blade features BoHi or a "blood groove" which makes it perfect for kata practice as the blade gives an audible indication of blade alignment. The removeable handle is tightly wrapped in the tradtional style with imitation leather to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of tameshigiri practice. 



Overall: 40 1/2”, 103cm
Blade Length: 28 ½”, 72cm
Handle Length: 11", 28cm
Weight: 2lb 9oz, 1165 grams
Point of Balance: 5 1/2", 14cm
Sori: 3/4", 20mm
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 XL Light Katana 1566 Clay Tempered Carbon Steel Live Blade

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