Practical Plus XL Light Katana

Practical Plus XL Light Katana

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Product Code: SH6001LPF

Manufacturer: Hanwei

£361.00 (INC. VAT)

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The Practical Plus XL Light Katana provides a very economical cutting sword as dependable as the Practical XL Light Katana (SH6000LPF), but using more traditional fittings and construction methods. The blade is forged and differentially hardened (HRC60 edge, HRC40 back) and the hamon is prominent. The Practical Plus features genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton wrap (Tsuka-Ito). The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome Tsuba is of an iron 'sunburst' design with a brass habaki. The Practical Plus has been extended to include all of the Performance Series blades; with three cutting styles and three iaito lengths. Maintenance kit available separately (OH1003).
COMPETITIVE CUTTING / LIGHTER WEIGHT 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 it's strength and cutting ability. This weight reduction makes for a quicker sword, well adapted for multiple cuts in lighter targets.

 

The Practical Plus XL Light Katana provides a cutting sword that is economical while featuring traditional fittings and construction methods. Designed for quicker cuts in heavier targets, these Katana feature genuine Same (Rayskin) on the Tsuka, with a tightly-woven cotton Tsuka-Ito. The long tang is double-pegged for security. The fittings of the Practical Plus are decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, and the handsome iron Tsuba features a "sunburst" design with a brass habaki.

 

Key Features:
Performance XL Light Blade Geometry
Differentially Tempered
Traditional Construction
Built for Martial Artists

 

Specifications:
Overall: 40 1/2"
Blade Length: 28.5"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 9oz
Point of Balance: 5 1/2"
Width at Guard: 1.45"
Width at Tip: 1.12"
Thickness at Guard: .24"
Thickness at Tip: .19"
Sori: 3/4"

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Manufacturer Hanwei
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