This is an essential tool for the Ninjutsu practitioner. The Kouga Ninja-To by Paul Chen / Hanwei features a forged 1566 high carbon steel blade, differentially quenched to an edge hardness of 60 HRc.
Ferocious like its namesake animal, the Tiger Katana from Hanwei has been brought back into production by Paul Chen / Hanwei with the same folded steel as the original.
This hand-forged Japanese blade is crafted of AISI 1060 high carbon steel. The mune (back of blade) and the ha (edge) is 45° Rockwell and 58° Rockwell respectively. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity. Made in a 2600-year-old swordmaking center. Overall length of 39-3/8 inches.
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You cannot talk about Japanese history without mentioning the elite Samurai Warrior. Experts at fighting both on horseback and the ground, the Samurai lived by a strict code of ethics. Instilled with "freedom from fear", they trained rigidly and were considered an aristocratic warrior class.
Top Customer Reviews
Review of: Oxtail Dao
This is a well balanced weapon. It comes sharpened to be dangerous. Gives a little more oommppff to Tai Chi practice. I am happy with this purchase.
Reviewed by: Orville, December 29, 2022
Review of: Raptor Katana Moroha Zukuri
This is my second Hanwei sword and it is of quite high quality.
-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 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.
Museum Replicas shipping was fast and a pleasure to do business with.
Reviewed by: Chris, May 05, 2021
Review of: Takeda Shingen Katana
Beautifully rendered, well balanced and sturdy against my overgrown practice bamboo garden. Worthy of the most honorable Samurai
Reviewed by: Mike, December 22, 2020
Review of: Practical Plus XL Light Katana
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!
Reviewed by: Gordon, December 03, 2020