Hanwei Nanbokucho Zukuri Raptor Katana
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Hanwei Nanbokucho Zukuri Raptor Katana

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5160 Spring Steel Katana with a long and powerful cutting blade from one of Japan's most violent periods in its turbulent history. MSRP $450

Only available until midnight Thanksgiving, 28th November 2019

$362.98
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The Nanbochuko period in Japanese history (the later part of the 14th. century) encompassed sixty years of internal conflict in Japan, which spawned a demand for more and bigger sword blades than ever produced previously. Blades became longer and wider, sometimes to extremes (the Odachi had its genesis in this period). Named for this period, the Nanbokucho Katana is impressively sized. With a blade length of 30”, a long kissaki and a weight of just under 3 lbs. it is designed for heavy targets. It is, however, surprisingly agile and nimble enough to master double cuts.

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.
Overall: 44 7/16" Blade Length: 30" Handle Length: 13 3/16" Weight: 2lb 15oz

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.
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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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