Hanwei L6 Bainite Praying Mantis Katana
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Hanwei L6 Bainite Oni Katana

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Amazingly durable demon themed Katana made from legendary L6 tool steel.

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The Oni are mythical creatures from Japanese folklore similar to western demons or trolls. In modern culture they are beginning to move away from this menacing connotation into the role of guardian or protector, similar in character to gargoyles. Their power and ferocity, however, have not diminished. The Japanese saying that translates to “Oni with an iron club”, or "to be of an invincible nature", fits perfectly the 29” L6/Bainite blade on which our Oni Katana is built. The blade features the geometry of our Performance Series for outstanding cutting ability. The 14” tsuka is wrapped in black ray skin and silk ito while the Koshirae feature Oni in various classical styles. A unique combination of folklore and functionality.

Bainite is a structure of high-carbon steel that combines great strength with excellent flexibility and shock absorption characteristics. It has been known as an exemplary Katana blade component for a number of years but its use has been restricted to a few top-class master smiths, due to the difficulties involved in performing the exacting heat treatment procedures necessary for the production of a Bainite blade body in combination with the very hard Martensite Yakiba (edge section) required for Katana blades.

Hanwei has now mastered this difficult process, using billets of L-6 tool steel (a very tough high-carbon low-alloy steel) as a starting point for this katana. Blades are forged and shaped in the normal way, then carefully heat treated to achieve the required Bainite and Martensite structures before final polishing.

How to Use

Designed for frequent cutting of traditional targets in a Dojo setting. Extremely tough and durable blade.
Overall: 44 Blade Length: 29 Handle Length: 14 Weight: 3lb

Materials and Construction

Differentially Hardened L6 Bainite Sharpened blade with real hamon (Hrc Edge: 58~60, Hrc Back: 38~42). High quality black silk ito over authentic blackened rayskin handle. Solid Iron fittings with real silver accents.
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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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