Hanwei Raptor Wakizashi
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Hanwei Raptor Wakizashi

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5160 Spring Steel Wakizashi to create a Daisho set with any of the Raptor series blades
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While the Wakizashi and Tanto of the Raptor series provide matching pieces for any of the Raptor katanas, they are in their own right designed as very effective cutting tools. Made in the blade style of James Williams’ personal Nami Ryu swords, these pieces will allow the cutting practitioner to perfect techniques for each of the three weapons, at the same time as they complete an impressive display.

Raptor Series Katana Details

Designed under the auspices of cutting master James Williams the Raptor series has been created for the cutting practitioner who does not necessarily have access to mats but who wishes to practice and perfect his cutting technique. The blades are forged in 5160 high-carbon steel and specially heat treated to produce very high resilience and greater tolerance of misdirected cuts than a conventional differentially tempered blade. This steel structure also avoids the need for excessive thickness, allowing the blades to replicate the weight and handling characteristics of Japanese originals. The edge geometry is configured to facilitate the cutting of both soft and semi-hard materials without chipping, allowing the cutter a wide choice of targets.

Each katana in the series features a unique blade style, each with its origins in Japanese swordmaking history, providing the cutting practitioner with choices in both aesthetics and handling characteristics.

Raptor Series Construction Details:

  • Blades - Forged from 5160 high-carbon steel, marquenched to an edge hardness of 57HRc.
  • Tangs (Nakago) - Full length, double pegged.
  • Ferrules (Habaki) - Brass
  • Handles (Tsuka) - Wood core, genuine rayskin (Same), special non-stretch sueded wrap (Tsuka-ito) for firm grip and wear resistance. Raptor feathers hilt ornaments (Menuki).
  • Guards (Tsuba) - Traditional blackened iron, Raptor motif.
  • Fittings (Fuchi/Kashira) - Blackened steel, Raptor motif.
  • Scabbards (Saya) - Wood, non-fingerprinting textured lacquer finish.

How to Use

Designed as a frequent use, heavy duty backyard cutter. A Japanese "beater" sword, companion to any of the Raptor series Katana or a good one handed cutter in its own right.
Overall: 26 3/4" Blade Length: 19" Handle Length: 6 1/2" Weight: 1lb 8oz

Materials and Construction

5160 high-carbon steel sharpened blade, marquenched and monotempered to an edge hardness of 57HRC. Wear resistant suede ito over authentic rayskin. Raptor themed, iron fittings. Textured black saya with untied sageo.
(SHIPPING FROM WAREHOUSE CH33) Hanwei, Kaneie and Legacy Arms orders are all shipping direct from the Manufacturers warehouse in Tennessee. All in stock orders placed Monday to Thursday ship within 1-2 business days (tracking number provided, UPS or USPS for post office boxes). Shipping within the USA is a flat rate of $15 for u to 2 swords, and FREE for 3 or more in a single order. Shipping is usually by UPS ground, though USPS is used for PO Boxes and Roadside Rural addresses. International (non-US) orders are unavailable at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees
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