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Practical Plus Elite Katana

Practical Plus Elite Katana 1566 Clay Tempered Carbon Steel Live Blade

$750.00 $850.00

Performance Elite Blade Geometry

Traditional Construction

Quality fittings

The Practical Plus Elite Katana provides a cutting sword that is economical while featuring traditional fittings and construction methods. Designed for multiple cuts in normal targets, these Practical Plus Elites Katana  features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton Tsuka-Ito. The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus Katana are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome iron Tsuba features a "sunburst" design with a brass habaki.

Overall: 40"
Blade Length: 28"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 7oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.39"
Width at Tip: 1.03"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .16"
Sori: 3/4"
Hrc Edge: 60
Hrc Back: 40


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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