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The original Tactical sword that started the whole 'tactical' craze is back! 5160 Spring Steel Raptor series blade with nigh indestructible fittings, a rare and hard to get sword. MSRP $395
Based on the blade geometry and superb cutting ability of the Paul Chen Raptor series but with full tang construction for ultimate strength, the Tactical Katana is equal to any required task and then some. The 5160 high-carbon spring steel blade is sharp as ever and the checkered Kraton handle provides a sure foul-weather grip. The fiberglass scabbard construction avoids water absorption and reduces carrying weight, while several lanyard holes and the included ParaCord provide carrying and backpack attachment options.
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.