Paul Chen Hanwei Practical XL Light Katana

Paul Chen Hanwei Practical XL Light Katana

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


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XL: Heavy Competitive Cutting Designed strictly for competitive cutting, Paul Chen XL Katana blades incorporate the geometry, strength, weight and profile needed for successful cuts on substantial targets. Featuring differential heat treatment and a narrow edge angle, these wide blades will reward good technique with clean cuts and excellent durability.

SH6000LPF — Paul Chen Hanwei Practical XL Light Katana
The Paul Chen Hanwei Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community. Designed for quicker cuts in heavier targets, these Practical XL Light katanas combine the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of Practical fittings. The blade of the XL light katana is forged from 1566 steel and differentially hardened in the traditional manner, producing an edge hardness of HRC60 and spine hardness of HRC40. The tsuka is tightly wrapped with imitation leather in the tradtional style to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of tameshigiri practice.

Paul Chen Hanwei Practical XL Light Katana Features:

  • 1566 high carbon steel hand forged blade
  • HRC 60-40
  • Differentially tempered with prominent hamon
  • New blade Geometry – Incredible cutting performance
  • Practical Iron Tsuba
  • Black lacquered wood saya
  • Built with traditional style for martial arts practitioners
  • Faux Same and imitation leather wrapped tsuka (double pegged)
  • Fully Functional
  • Comes with black sword bag
  • Blade: 28 1/2″
  • Handle: 11″
  • Overall: 40 1/2″
  • Weight: 2 Lbs 9 Oz
  • Point of balance: 5 1/2″
  • Width at guard: 1.45″
  • Width at tip: 1.06″
  • Thickness at guard: .27″
  • Thickness at tip: .18″
  • Sori: 3/4″


3 reviews for Paul Chen Hanwei Practical XL Light Katana

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Gregg (Sacramento, CA)

    Jason was super helpful in getting me my sword right away. I ordered it on Thursday night and had it by Saturday! The XL Light is amazing! No frills Practical Katana. I will recommend everyone buy from Swords of Might!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Micah Lewis (Concord, NC)

    This sword is certainly a force to be reckoned with. It is ridiculously sharp, so be careful. I dont much care for all that flashy stuff, so this sword in its simplicity is gorgeous. It has basic fittings and no mirror polish on the blade. Its practical, as says the name. My favorite features of this katana are the basic round tsuba and the menuki. No flash, just bite. I have an abundance of bamboo in my yard, so I use that as a cutting target, and its like warm butter to this sword. I have very little experience and I was able to cut through five 1/2″ thick pieces of bamboo easily. I recommend that if you’re going to cut bamboo, always clean your blade thoroughly. This sword is absolutely amazing, and at this price, you’d have to be retarded to pass this up. Also perfect for beginners. Five stars over all.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wayne Davis

    One great sword, I mean what can I say it a Paul Chen, the weight feels great, is really well-balanced. This seems to be one hard sword to get your hands on, every time I tried to buy one they were out of stock, so after finding this one I’m glad I waited. So bottom line is it’s one great sword for the price.

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