Practical Plus XL Light Katana

Manufacturer part number: SH6001LPF

The Practical Plus XL Light Katana from Hanwei is a great example of a cutting sword that is economical yet features traditional fittings and construction methods.
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If you’re looking for an affordable katana but don’t want to compromise on functional quality the Practical Plus XL Light Katana is perfect for your needs. Economically made while retaining traditional fittings and construction methods, this sword is meant to excel in cutting practice onheavier targets. Features genuine rayskin handle with a tightly-woven cotton wrap. The long tang is double-pegged for security. Decorated in a Japanese Dogwood motif with dragon menuki, while the iron Tsuba features a "sunburst" design with a brass habaki.

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Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length40-1/2"
Blade Length28-1/2"
Blade Width1-45/100" (at guard)
Handle Length11"
Weight2 lbs / 9 oz
Point of Balance5-1/2"
Material1566 High Carbon Steel


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Solid, attractive, businesslike and affordable
I have collected a lotta swords (and stuff). but I did NOT have a real katana. For a collector, that's like collecting guns and not having an M1911 - it's almost morally wrong. So, when I happened to come into some extra cash AND MR offered their awesome Black Friday deal, I decided it was time! I wanted one I KNEW was meant to use, so I went for the "practical" line. There were four, and after comparing I went for the most expensive one... I wanted it to LOOK good too, and I also wanted the longer type with a typical handle length. I am sure fully pleased!! Just even looking at it, it was plain this was no-foolin' good steel, not some chromed crap...., and a big hunka hunka steel it is. Thick, hefty and sharp (in case you were wondering, as I was), but not out of balance. No loose fittings anywhere. Simple, but beautiful to the eye. It is exactly what I was looking for!
- Gordon, December 03, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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