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Practical XL Light Katana - 28.5"

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Our 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 Lights katanas combine the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of our 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 tsuka is tightly wrapped with imitation leather in the traditional style to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of tameshigiri practice.

Please note: Our range of katana, wakizashi and tantō are all made by hand and will feature the minor imperfections relating to this method of manufacture. This process ensures each piece is as unique as their historical counterparts.

Total length:  103cm
Blade length:  72cm
Grip length:  28cm
Weight:  1160g
Blade thickness (base):  0.69cm
Blade width (base):  3.7cm
Point of Balance (PoB):  14cm
Sori: 2cm 
Edge:  Sharp
Scabbard: Black Lacquer Wood Saya

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

SKU: SH6000LPF

Availability: Usually dispatched within 3-5 working days

Excl. Tax: £205.80 Incl. Tax: £246.96
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Excl. Tax: £205.80 Incl. Tax: £246.96

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Cas/Hanwei's 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, these latest Practical XLs katanas combine the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of Cas/Hanwei's 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.

Performance Series Katana Information

Our Performance Series Katana are the culmination of years of study of the optimum blade designs for today's martial artists. Four distinct variations are available, each optimized for a particular discipline or cutting application. The laito is an unedged training blade, available in three different lengths, for use in drawing practice and Kata. Its correctly-weighted and balanced steel blade prepares the student for advanced work with live blades. The blade geometry and physical characteristics of each of the Tameshigiri (cutting practice) blades are tailored towards different targets. The Elite Katana's blade is a little wider than its traditional counterpart, allowing for easier cuts on normal tameshigiri targets, while that of the Katana XL is significantly wider, producing a very thin edge that will sail right through traditional cutting targets such as multiple rolled and soaked tatami mats. The Katana XL Light has the XL's profile but is provided with bo-hi (groove or fuller), reducing the weight to the point where double cuts are possible but clean cuts on tameshigiri targets may still be made.

The traditional soaked tatami mat is the ideal target, but foam noodles and various water bottles can be an inexpensive substitute. The thinner blade profiles of the XL and XL Light are not meant for hard target cutting such as bamboo or wooden dowels.

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Brand Hanwei
Edge Sharp
Specification

Total length:  103cm
Blade length:  72cm
Grip length:  28cm
Weight:  1160g
Blade thickness (base):  0.69cm
Blade width (base):  3.7cm
Point of Balance (PoB):  14cm
Sori: 2cm 
Edge:  Sharp
Scabbard: Black Lacquer Wood Saya

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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