The Paul Chen/Hanwei Forge Bamboo Mat Katana features a chu-kissaki blade of Hanwei's own high alloy HWS-2S Steel, which combines impressive performance with a striking O-choji hamon. This steel is made in Hanwei's new factory, with high-tech equipment, producing a very pure, advanced-metallurgy blade with excellent edge-holding capability and resilience.
The fittings on the katana feature a bamboo-themed black iron tsuba, textured in a bamboo mat design with a jointed bamboo rim and highlighted with gold-tipped bamboo leaves. The fuchi/kashira follow the same theme and the golden menuki feature a pair of sparrows. The saya is finished in high-gloss lacquer with horn fittings.
How to Use
Designed as a traditional cutter in a dojo environment or high end display. Heirloom Quality.
Overall: 40 1/4"
Blade Length: 28 7/8"
Handle Length: 11"
Weight: 2lb 12oz
Materials and Construction
Differentially Hardened HWS-2S steel blade with real hamon. Cotton ito over authentic, top quality rayskin. Blackened iron fittings (gold detailing). Cotton sageo on high gloss saya with buffalo horn fittings.
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