The Shinto Katana is the cornerstone of the Hanwei Japanese katana line since the late 1990s. Over the years CAS Iberia has developed versions of the iconic katana to build upon the legacy and quality found in its roots. The Shinto XL Light Katana is one of those swords that expanded beyond the original specs.
The XL Light blades feature the same geometry as those of the XL but incorporate deeply cut grooves (bo-hi) to reduce the weight of the blade while retaining most of the strength and cutting ability. This weight reduction makes for a quicker sword, well adapted for multiple cuts in light targets.