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Hanwei Practical Plus Elite Katana

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(1 customer review)

$448.95

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The Practical Plus Elite Katana provides a very economical cutting sword. The sharpened high carbon steel blade is forged and differentially tempered (HRC60 edge, HRC40 back) and the hamon is prominent. The Practical Plus Elite features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton wrap (Tsuka-Ito). The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus Elite are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome Tsuba is of an iron ”sunburst” design with a brass habaki. Differences between the Elite and the classic Practical Plus include a cotton wrapped grip instead of leather, 1/2 inch shorter handle and 1/8 inch wider blade.

Overall Length40''
Blade Length28''
Weight2 lb 9 oz
EdgeSharp
Width34.2 mm
Thickness7.2 mm - 4.5 mm
PommelN/A
P.O.B.4 7/8''
Grip Length11''
Blade [1566 High Carbon Steel]
TypeKatana
ClassBattle Ready
CultureJapanese
ManufacturerHanwei
Country of OriginChina

1 review for Hanwei Practical Plus Elite Katana

  1. Grif (verified owner)

    For the price point I am pleased with this sword. It’s a tool that does what it’s supposed to. 1 major complaint is the saya curvature doesn’t match the blade good. Causes some binding or drag for about 5 inchs of drawing the blade. Looks like that binding is holding blade in saya instead of hibaki. I’m not at a level to make drawing cuts yet so I’m ok with it but could be a big issue for some.

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