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Practical Katana

Practical Katana 1566 Clay Tempered Carbon Steel Live Blade

$475.00 $520.00

High carbon forged blade

Differentially tempered

Fully functional

The ever-popular Practical Katana gives the martial artist the opportunity to own and use a Hanwei sword at the cost of an economy katana sword. The blades are forged and differentially hardened, using the same process as the more expensive katana  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. The Practical Wakizashi (SH2061) and Practical Tanto (SH2254) match the katana and provide a useful and economical set.

Overall: 39 1/2“
Blade Length: 27 1/4“
Handle Length: 11 1/4”
Weight: 2lb 3oz
Point of Balance: 5 3/4"
Width at Guard: 1.22"
Width at Tip: .87"
Thickness at Guard: .27"
Thickness at Tip: .18"
Sori: 3/4"

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


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