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Practical XL Light Katana

Practical XL Light Katana 1566 Clay Tempered Carbon Steel Live Blade

$575.00 $650.00

Performance XL Light Blade Geometry

Differentially Tempered

Built for Martial Artists

Our Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community. Designed for quicker cuts in heavier targets, these Practical XL Lights 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 tsuka is tightly wrapped with imitation leather in the tradtional style to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of tameshigiri practice.

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: 1.06"
Thickness at Guard: .27"
Thickness at Tip: .18"
Sori: 3/4"


Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

1566 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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