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Raptor Katana Moroha Zukuri

#501765
Manufacturer part number: SH2413
$321.95

This Raptor Katana of the Paul Chen / Hanwei series is made in the Kissaki Moro Ha Zukuri style based on a Tachi blade believed to have been forged around 800 AD by the smith Amakuni.
Ships separately, no express shipping available on this item. Cannot ship outside the US.

OVERVIEW

The Kissaki Moro Ha Zukuri style is seen as a link between the old Ken straight swords and the curved Tachi (and later Katana). The style is unusual in having a back edge on the top half of the blade, with fullers starting where this edge finishes and continuing to the hilt. Paul Chen / Hanwei deliberately left this edge unsharpened for the benefit of Iaido practitioners used to working with more conventional blade styles. This sword is very quick and is ideal for multiple cuts in light targets.

The Hanwei raptor series has been designed under the auspices of cutting master James Williams. The blades have been forged from 5160 high-carbon steel then mar quenched to an edge hardness of 57HRc allowing for cutting of both soft and semi-hard materials without chipping. All weapons in the Raptor line feature a full length, double pegged tang, blackened iron tsuba, a wood core handle with genuine rayskin wrapping, and a special non-stretch wrap for a firm grip and wear resistance and Raptor feather hilt ornaments. The Fuchi/Kashira fittings are blackened steel with brass ferrules (Habali). The wood saya has a non-fingerprinting textured lacquer finish.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length38-3/4"
Blade Length26-1/2"
Handle Length11"
Weight2 lbs / 5 oz
Material5160 High Carbon Steel

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Balanced, Quick and Quality Blade
This is my second Hanwei sword and it is of quite high quality.

The good
-Extremely well balanced and light.
-Feels great in the hand.
-Tight ito and samegawa panels.
-Fits extremely well in the saya and does not rattle.
-All fittings are tight and do not rattle

The bad
-The tsuba on this sword has a spot where the blackened steel flaked off. I'm sure this is a casting flaw and probably does not represent every sword.

I have not cut with this blade as I currently do not have access to an appropriate amount of space to do so. Please bear that in mind.

If you need a more thorough review including cutting, look up Matthew Jensen on YouTube.

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- Chris, May 05, 2021
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