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SH2471 Hunter Katana
Hunter Katana
MSRP: $1,899.00
Price: $1,709.00
In stock.

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L6 / Bainite Samurai Sword in Shobu Zukuri style

The Hunter Katana is built on the Hanwei L6/Bainite blade in the Shinogi 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 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. 

(Sageo colors may vary)


Collect the set; a samurai wore two swords, the matching Wakizashi is also available to complete your collection.


Product Details +

Key Features:

  • L6/Bainite Blade
  • Silk sageo
  • Traditional Construction
Hunter Katana
MSRP: $1,899.00
In stock
Made In China
Specifications +

Overall: 41 1/4"
Blade Length: 27 1/2"
Handle Length: 12"
Weight: 2lb 12oz
Point of Balance: 4 1/2"
Thickness at Guard: 3/8"
Thickness at Tip: 1/4"
Sori: 5/8"
Blade Steel: L6
Hrc Edge: 62~64
Hrc Back: 33~38

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

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