Practical Katana

Practical Katana

Product Code: SH1070

Manufacturer: Hanwei

£226.00 (INC. VAT)


£226.00 (INC. VAT)


The ever-popular Practical Katana gives the martial artist the opportunity to own and use a Hanwei sword at the cost of an economy sword. The blades are forged and differentially hardened, using the same process as the more expensive blades and producing an HRC60 edge and HRC40 back. The temper line is authentic and prominent. Cost savings are effected by using fittings which, while making no claims to authenticity, are very strongly built to withstand the rigours of cutting exercises in the dojo. The Practical Wakizashi (SH2061) and Practical Tanto (SH2254) match the katana and provide a useful and economical set.


Key Features:
Antiqued Fittings
Hand-Forged High Carbon Steel Blade
Deep Black Lacquered Saya
Differentially tempered
Fully functional


Overall: 39 1/2"
Blade Length: 27 1/4"
Handle Length: 11 1/4"
Weight: 2lb 3oz
Point of Balance: 5 3/4"
Width at Guard: 1.22"
Width at Tip: .87"
Thickness at Guard: .27"
Thickness at Tip: .18"
Sori: 3/4"

Additional Information

Manufacturer Hanwei
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    Excellent value!
    Review by Kitty Duclan
    The only reason this sword doesn't get a 5-star rating is because of the extra-long tsuka - apparently a design tweak intended for Westerners, all of whom have hands as big as spades. It's a shame, because it spoils the overall appearance of the weapon. But as a cutting sword - wow! I've been cutting for some time with a far more aesthetically pleasing shinken from another leading British MA supplier (sourced from Japan) and this Hanwei cuts far better at a third of the price. The saya, too, is very well-made and durable. And Southern Swords will mail it to you in the blink of an eye! Smashing product and great service, thanks. KD.