The Paul Chen Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts cutting community. Designed for multiple cuts in normal targets, these Practical Elite Katanas combine the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of our Practical fittings. The blades are forged at Hanwei in 1566 steel and differentially hardened in the traditional manner, producing an edge hardness of HRC60 and spine hardness of HRC40. The removeable handle is tightly wrapped in the tradtional style with imitation leather to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of kata or tameshigiri practice.
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Frequent Cutting / Advanced Drawing Practice
Our Katana Blades embody the classical design elements of the most prolific sword design in history. With their strong Shinogi Zukuri shape that accentuates the differential heat treatment, these blades are traditionally proportioned to appeal to the collector but they will also perform well in general cutting of hard or soft targets.
How to Use
Designed as a traditional cutter in a dojo environment. Recommended for use on tatami mats, bamboo and water filled bottles.
Blade Length: 27"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 7oz
Point of Balance: 5"
Width at Guard: 1.35"
Width at Tip: 1.04"
Thickness at Guard: .26"
Thickness at Tip: .16"
Materials and Construction
Differentially Hardened 1566 Carbon Steel blade with enhanced hamon. Hard wearing suede ito over faux rayskin. Fully dismountable. Iron fittings.
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We guarantee if you keep it well oiled and maintained, the blade of any sword sold from the SBG sword store will hold up to a LIFETIME of reasonable usage without breakage. If it breaks during the course of reasonable and intended usage we will replace it with either the same (or if unavailable, a similar) model completely free of charge. If you abuse it, like try to cut down a tree, attempt to replicate the destructive testing vids on you tube or otherwise use it in any way outside of traditional cutting techniques, we will do our best to help but the warranty is void. This warranty applies to the original purchaser (proof of purchase required) and remains in effect for as long as SBG is around to honor it.
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