Hanwei L6 Bainite Celestial Katana

Hanwei L6 Bainite Celestial Katana

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Amazingly durable and stunningly beautiful Katana made from legendary L6 tool steel. MSRP $1900

$1,249.99
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The celestial bodies pull at the water’s edge and create the tide, the ebb and flow of waves that bring time and balance to our world. As the samurai warrior must give and take with the ever-flowing tides of life, the Celestial Katana reflects all the harmonious aspects of the heavens and the sea.

A beautiful 27 5/8” L6 blade featuring a straight hamon line symbolizing placidity. The kashira and tsuba juxtaposes the hamon with a depiction of turbulent sea with waves crashing against the rocks. The tsuka features black cotton sageo over white same with multi-finish planetary menuki. The saya sparkles with a beautiful silver flake with a gloss polish with a buffalo horn kojiri, kurikata and koiguchi adorned with a navy and white sageo.

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. 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: 39 3/8 Blade Length: 27 5/8 Handle Length: 10 Weight: 2.3 lbs Sori: .5"

Materials and Construction

Differentially Hardened L6 Bainite Sharpened blade with real hamon (Hrc Edge: 58~60, Hrc Back: 38~42). High quality black cotton ito over authentic rayskin handle. Solid Iron fittings with real gold flecks. Maki-e sparkling saya with buffalo horn fittings.
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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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