The Hanwei Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community. Designed for maximum cutting power in heavy targets, the practical xl katana combines the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of 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 removeable handle is tightly wrapped in the tradtional style with imitation leather to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of tameshigiri practice.
Paul Chen Practical XL Katana Features:
1566 High carbon steel hand forged blade
Rayskin and imitation leather grip
Black lacquered saya
Built for competition cutting
New blade geometry - better performance
Comes with carry bag
Overall: 40 1/2 Blade Length: 28 1/2 Handle Length: 11" Weight: 2lb 11oz Point of Balance: 5" Width at Guard: 1.43" Width at Tip: 1.08" Thickness at Guard: .26" Thickness at Tip: .15" Sori: 3/4"