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.
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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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