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Practical Plus XL Light Katana

Practical Plus XL Light Katana 1566 Carbon Steel Live Blade

$750.00 $850.00

Performance XL Light Blade Geometry

Traditional Construction

Built for Martial Artists

The Practical Plus XL Light Katana from Hanwei provides a cutting sword that is economical while featuring traditional fittings and construction methods. Designed for quicker cuts in heavier targets, these katanas feature 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 1/2”
Blade Length: 28 ½”
Handle Length: 11”
Weight: 2lb 9oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.45"
Width at Tip: 1.12"
Thickness at Guard: .24"
Thickness at Tip: .19"
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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