Hanwei Hunter Wakizashi

Hanwei Hunter Wakizashi

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$935.00

Description

The Hanwei Hunter Wakizashi is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade in the Shonogi Zukuri style, and featuring superb koshirae, the Hunter is a very desirable and functional piece. The subdued green silk ito and green striped lacquered saya with green silk sageo compliment the blackened tsuba with golden accents, featuring a raptor stalking his next prey.

Bainite is a structure of high-carbon steel that combines great strength with excellent flexibility and shock absorption characteristics. It has been known as an exemplary Katana blade component for a number of years but its use has been restricted to a few top-class master smiths, due to the difficulties involved in performing the exacting heat treatment procedures necessary for the production of a Bainite blade body in combination with the very hard Martensite Yakiba (edge section) required for Katana blades.

Hanwei has now mastered this difficult process, using billets of L-6 tool steel (a very tough high-carbon low-alloy steel) as a starting point. Blades are forged and shaped in the normal way, then carefully heat treated to achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing.

Hanwei Hunter Wakizashi Features:

  • Hand forged L6 bainite blade
  • Sharp
  • Full tang
  • Blackened iron tsuba with gold highlights
  • Green silk and authentic rayskin wrapped handle
  • Green striped lacquered wood saya and silk sageo
  • Battle ready

Measurements:

  • Overall: 27 1/2″
  • Blade Length: 20″
  • Handle Length: 6 1/4″
  • Point of Balance: 3 1/2″
  • Sori: 1/2″

1 review for Hanwei Hunter Wakizashi

  1. 5 out of 5

    Great price and super service. The sword is fantastic!!

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