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SH6000LPF, "Practical XL Light Katana" by Hanwei Forge, Free Shipping, MSRP ($380.00), 1566 Forged High Carbon Steel



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SH6000LPF, "Practical XL Light Katana" by Hanwei Forge, Free Shipping, MSRP ($380.00), 1566 Forged High Carbon Steel
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Product Description

Made in Dalian, China by Hanwei, a traditional hand forged Japanese style sword manufacturer... New in the original packaging. Certificate of authenticity.

DESCRIPTION:

The Practical XL Light katana is forged from 1566 high carbon steel, a tempered blade designed for Tameshigiri. Practical XL Light katana is an improved version of the original practical katana and now has a removable Tsuka (handle) to make safety inspections possible. The Practical Katana has always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community. Now with the blade geometries and profiles of the performance series and the affordability of the Practical fittings, competition-standard cutting is within the reach of the tightest budget.
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Special Note:

Our Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community. It was designed for quicker cuts in heavier targets; the Practical XL Lights katanas combine the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of our Practical fittings. The cutting style blade was forged from 1566 steel and differentially hardened in the traditional manner. It is producing an edge hardness of HRC60 and spine hardness of HRC40. A Tsuka was tightly wrapped with imitation leather in the traditional style to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of Tameshigiri practice. Built for Martial Artists. Low inventory.

 

Specifications

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  • Free economy shipping within the contiguous US to a terminal near you
  • Specifications
  • 15 days return, or exchange - see Terms & Conditions
  • Specifications
  • Crafted By Paul Chen / Hanwei Forge
  • Specifications
  • 1566 Forged high carbon steel blade
  • Specifications
  • Fully functional live blade Shinken Katana "real sword"
  • Specifications
  • Plain steel fittings
  • Specifications
  • Differentially tempered
  • Specifications
  • Chu (medium) kissaki
  • Specifications
  • Black gloss saya
  • Specifications
  • New extra large blade geometry
  • Specifications
  • Bo-hi (grooved blade)
  • Specifications
  • Black synthetic suede tsuka ito (wrap)
  • Specifications
  • Removable Tsuka (Handle)
  • Specifications
  • Overall: 40 1/2"
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  • Blade Length: 28"
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  • Handle Length: 11"
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  • Weight: 2 lb 9 oz
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  • Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
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  • Width at Guard: 1.45"
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  • Width at Tip: 1.06"
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  • Thickness at Guard: .27"
  • Specifications
  • Thickness at Tip: .18"
  • Specifications
  • Sori: 3/4"
  • Specifications
  • Performance Elite blade geometry
  • Specifications
  • Built for Martial Artists
  • Specifications
  • Made in China
  • Specifications

    1 Package Includes:
    1 * Assembled Practical XL Light Katana with saya
    1 * Cotton Practical XL Light Katana bag
    1 * Sword certificate

    More Details

    The Art of Japanese Style Sword Making

    The forging of a Japanese sword is a subtle and careful process, an art that has developed over the centuries as much in response to stylistic and aesthetic considerations as to technical improvements.


    Each blade typically took many days or weeks and was considered a sacred art, traditionally accompanied by a large panoply of Shinto religious rituals. As with many complex endeavors, rather than a single craftsman, several artists were involved. There was a smith to forge the rough shape, often a second smith (apprentice) to fold the metal, a specialist polisher, and even a specialist for the edge itself. Often, there were a sheath, hilt, and tsuba specialists as well.


    Blades were often forged with different profiles, different blade thicknesses, and varying amounts of grind. Wakizashi and tant were not simply a scaled-down katana; they were often forged without a ridge (hira-zukuri) or other such forms which were found on the katana.


    Today, swords are still being made by modern artisans; some pursue the traditional methods while others apply modern tools, techniques, and materials to the craft. A great number of commercially available swords are being made in China with modern tools and materials employing traditional methods. Let's remember that steel-making was imported into Japan from China, via Korea. The steel used in the Chinese swords, called "chi-kang" (combined steel), was similar to pattern welding, and edges of it were often forge-welded to a back of the soft iron, or "jou thieh." In trying to copy the Chinese method, the ancient Japanese smiths paid much attention to the various properties of steel and worked to combine them to produce an internal macro-structure that would provide a similar combination of hardness and toughness.


    Another reason for the great popularity of the Chinese made swords is that an authentic Samurai sword, handmade in Japan (called a Shinken), can easily cost US$12,000 to $25,000 and up. Chinese made production level approximations are typical $1,000-$2,500 for something reasonably traditional.


    About Paul Chen / Hanwei Forge

    Hanwei, a company that is widely acknowledged for producing first-class swords, is operated by Mr. Chen Chao-Po, also famously known by his alias, Paul Chen. The company was originally founded in Taiwan in the early 90's and is now distributed in the USA by Cas Iberia that's recently purchased by Mr. Chen. Hanwei's Samurai swords are currently viewed as contemporary pieces which give martial artists and collector a unique opportunity of owning a fine, quality sword.


    Being a sword collector himself, Mr. Paul Chen understands the importance of owning excellent swords without having to pay for a hefty price. The first designs he created were based on some antique swords he inherited from his grandfather. Transforming an old chicken hatchery in the Manchurian city of Dalian into his own workshop, Mr. Chen gathered a team of experts in sword forging, polishing, heat treating and furnishing. This factory has since then produced the now coveted swords distributed by Hanwei.


    Below are the 6 Basic Steps involved in the manufacturing of Hanwei Forge swords:

    • A billet of high carbon steel is hot forged into a rough sword shape by power hammers.
    • Then the scale is removed from the sword, which at this point is still soft and straight. Take note that the curvature of a Japanese sword is actually caused in the heat treatment phase.
    • A special clay - which is Mr. Chens' own secret recipe - is applied by hand to the blade, thin at the edge and thick at the back.
    • The blade is then reheated to a predetermined temperature and rapidly quenched in a water bath, which because of the different thickness of the clay, creates a differentially tempered blade with a harder, sharper edge and a softer, more flexible spine. It is also during this stage that the blade develops its characteristic curve.
    • From the smithy, the tempered sword is then stress relieved and polished by hand with wet sandpaper. Acid etching brings out the Hamon, and after a final polishing, the handle and other fittings are added and soon after leaves the factory for export.
    • Another great aspect of Hanwei is their Samurai sword restoration facility wherein over the years; tons of damaged and abandoned pieces from the old masters have been successfully repaired to their former glory.

    In 2002, the company moved into a much larger, purpose-built facility that offered enough working space and developments in efficiency. Hanwei currently has more than three hundred workers that create over six hundred items in the sword, knife, and historical weaponry fields. The company never ceases learning and developing new products that relate to more intricate techniques and innovative metallurgy.


    Hanwei was among the earliest pioneers in the creation of outstanding and battle-ready katanas at affordable prices for martial artists and collectors. Although there are now many fierce rivals in this industry, Paul Chen's Hanwei Forge is arguably the number one creator of the finest yet affordable Japanese style swords available in the market these days. In fact, Hanwei continues to progress into a mainstay of the Sword buying community and expanded their products to also include European designs.


    Take note though, that some of Hanwei's outstanding pieces such as the Great Wave Wakizashi SH5002 and Wind Thunder Tanto SH5003 have already been discontinued in production; however, their matching swords from the series are still available. So if you wish to own the 3 piece set of each style, these two items (available from our site) are the last available ones. Don't miss your chance of owning these rare, last pieces!

    Warning

    Specifications
  • Free economy shipping within the contiguous US to a terminal near you
  • Specifications
  • 15 days return, or exchange - see Terms & Conditions
  • Specifications
  • Crafted By Paul Chen / Hanwei Forge
  • Specifications
  • 1566 Forged high carbon steel blade
  • Specifications
  • Fully functional live blade Shinken Katana "real sword"
  • Specifications
  • Plain steel fittings
  • Specifications
  • Differentially tempered
  • Specifications
  • Chu (medium) kissaki
  • Specifications
  • Black gloss saya
  • Specifications
  • New extra large blade geometry
  • Specifications
  • Bo-hi (grooved blade)
  • Specifications
  • Black synthetic suede tsuka ito (wrap)
  • Specifications
  • Removable Tsuka (Handle)
  • Specifications
  • Overall: 40 1/2"
  • Specifications
  • Blade Length: 28"
  • Specifications
  • Handle Length: 11"
  • Specifications
  • Weight: 2 lb 9 oz
  • Specifications
  • Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
  • Specifications
  • Width at Guard: 1.45"
  • Specifications
  • Width at Tip: 1.06"
  • Specifications
  • Thickness at Guard: .27"
  • Specifications
  • Thickness at Tip: .18"
  • Specifications
  • Sori: 3/4"
  • Specifications
  • Performance Elite blade geometry
  • Specifications
  • Built for Martial Artists
  • Specifications
  • Made in China
  • Specifications

    1 Package Includes:
    1 * Assembled Practical XL Light Katana with saya
    1 * Cotton Practical XL Light Katana bag
    1 * Sword certificate

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