The Raptor Unokubi-Zukuri Katana

The Raptor Unokubi-Zukuri Katana

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Product Code: SH2415

Manufacturer: Hanwei

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The Raptor Unokubi-Zukuri (Cormorant’s Neck) blade design (also called Nagamaki Naoshi) is patterned after the shape of the Nagamaki, the powerful long-handled weapon popular between the 12th and 14th centuries.

 

Notable for the strongly relieved shinogi-ji and diamond-shaped kissaki, the Unokubi-Zukuri provides excellent balance in a strong cutting blade.

 

The Raptor Series has been designed for the cutting practitioner who does not necessarily have access to mats but who wishes to practise and perfect his cutting technique. The blades are forged in 5160 high carbon steel and specially heat treated to produce very high resilience and greater tolerance of misdirected cuts than a conventional differentially tempered blade. The edge geometry is configured to facilitate the cutting of both soft and semi-hard materials without chipping, allowing the cutter a wide choice of targets.

 

Designed under the auspices of cutting master James Williams the Raptor series, our new line of cutting katanas, has been created for the cutting practitioner who does not necessarily have access to mats but who wishes to practise and perfect his cutting technique. The blades are forged in 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated to produce very high resilience and greater tolerance of misdirected cuts than a conventional differentially tempered blade. This steel structure also avoids the need for excessive thickness, allowing the blades to replicate the weight and handling characteristics of Japanese originals. The edge geometry is configured to facilitate the cutting of both soft and semi-hard materials without chipping, allowing the cutter a wide choice of targets.

 

Each katana in the series features a unique blade style, each with its origins in Japanese sword making history, providing the cutting practitioner with choices in both aesthetics and handling characteristics.

 

Key Features:
Blade -Forged from 5160 high-carbon steel, marquenched to an edge hardness of 57HRc.
Tang (Nakago) -Full length, double pegged.
Ferrule (Habaki) -Brass
Handle (Tsuka) -Wood core, genuine rayskin (Same), special non-stretch suede wrap (Tsuka- ito) for firm grip and wear resistance. Raptor feathers hilt ornaments (Menuki).
Guard (Tsuba) -Traditional blackened iron, Raptor motif. Fitting (Fuchi/Kashira) -Blackened steel, Raptor motif.
Scabbard (Saya) -Wood, non-fingerprinting textured lacquer finish

 

Specifications:
Overall: 43"
Blade Length: 29"
Handle Length: 13"
Weight: 2lb 11oz
Blade Steel: 5160

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Manufacturer Hanwei
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