The L6 Bainite Hunter Katana and Wakizashi by Hanwei is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade in the Shinogi Zukuri style, and featuring stunning koshirae, the Hunter Katana and Wakizashi are highly desirable and functional swords. The blade features a straight style hamon with a beefy L6 blade. The subdued green silk ito and green striped lacquered saya compliment the blackened tsuba with golden accents, featuring a raptor stalking his next prey.
More about L6 Bainite:
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.
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The set comes with a premium sword stand from Dragon King. This stand looks great with all Dragon King and Paul Chen Hanwei daishu (sword pair) of katana/wakizashi. Each support rail is lined for the protection of the saya finish. This Double Sword Stand is black lacquered for universal decor versatility.
- Hunter Katana (Paul Chen Hanwei) – SH2471
- Hunter Wakizashi (Paul Chen Hanwei) – SH2472
- Premium Sword Stand (Dragon King) – OD52120
Hunter Katana / Wakizashi Features:
- Hand forged and polished L6 bainite steel blade
- Hand sharpened
- Blackened iron tsuba with gold raptor design
- Green silk ito with high quality rayskin
- Gold raptor koshira
- Striped green lacquered saya and sageo
- Fully functional – Battle Ready
- Comes with sword bag and cleaning kit
- Overall: 41 1/4″
- Blade Length: 27 5/8″
- Handle Length: 12 1/4″
- Weight: 2lb 12oz
- Point of Balance: 4 1/2″
- Overall: 27 1/2″
- Blade Length: 20″
- Handle Length: 6 1/4″
- Point of Balance: 3 1/2″
- Sori: 1/2″