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Practical Plus Katana

Practical Plus Katana 1566 Clay Tempered Carbon Steel Live Blade

$650.00

High carbon forged blade

Fully functional

Differential tempering

The Practical Plus Katana from Hanwei provides a very economical cutting sword as dependable as the Practical Katana (SH1070), but using more traditional fittings and construction methods. The blade is forged and differentially hardened in the traditional claying method with a prominent hamon. The Practical Plus katana features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a wrap (Tsuka-Ito) specially developed for its gripping qualities. 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 Tsuba is of an iron “sunburst” design with a brass habaki.

Overall: 40 1/2“
Blade Length: 27 1/4“
Handle Length: 12 1/4”
Weight: 2lb 5oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.21"
Width at Tip: .90"
Thickness at Guard: .28"
Thickness at Tip: .21"
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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